With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.
Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.
This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.
Yes. While Washington is all vote by mail, it is possible to vote early in person as well.
Each county opens a voting center prior to each primary, special election, and general election. Each voting center is open during business hours during the voting period, which begins eighteen days before, and ends at 8:00 p.m. on the day of, the primary, special election, or general election. You can locate your nearest voting center by logging into VoteWA.gov or contacting your county's elections department.
Washington elections are all vote-by-mail. You can still request a one-time absentee ballot if you will be away from home during a specific election.
Washington voters must provide their Washington driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.
To register in Washington you must:
Washington voters must include their Washington driver's license number or state ID number with their online voter registration application.Register to vote online here