As always, it's best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: Washington Election Website
COVID-19 info for Washington
- COVID-19 Information, Washington Department of Social and Health Services
Individuals may register to vote in their county auditor's office, the division of elections if in a separate city from the county auditor's office, a voting center, or other location designated by the county auditor in his or her county of residence no later than 8:00pm on the day of the primary, special election, or general election. The registration process and requirements for registering on Election Day are the same as for filling out a paper registration form or the online form.
Absentee ballots will automatically be sent to all registered voters. If you need your ballot sent somewhere other than your usual address, request an absentee ballot.
All Washington counties now vote by mail. However, county auditors must open at least one vote center where voters can cast their ballot in person. Voters who wish to vote in person are the only voters subject to ID requirements. Be sure to bring one of the following photo IDs:
If you've voted in Washington before, registered in person, or provided ID at the time of registration, you don't need to provide ID to vote by mail.
If you're voting in Washington for the first time, registered to vote by mail, and didn't provide ID when you registered, be sure to enclose a copy of your photo ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you return your ballot.