Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Washington early voting
18 days before Election Day.
1 day before Election Day.
Washington voter ID
Photo ID required
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:
A Washington driver’s license or state ID card
A student ID card
A tribal ID card
Employer ID card
If you don’t have a photo ID and want to vote in person, you’ll have to vote a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if the signature on your ballot declaration matches the signature on your voter registration record.
You do not need to provide ID to vote by absentee ballot.
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.