Learn if you're eligible to become a voter and how to register to vote.
How do I register to vote?
There are 3 ways to become a registered voter in Washington.
Visit the Secretary of State website to register online.
You can register in person when completing a transaction at any driver licensing office. Residents who are 16 and 17 years old can pre-register to vote when applying for a driver license or ID card.
Fill out a voter registration form. You can use the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN) if you don't have a Washington State driver license or ID card.
Who can register to vote?
You can register to vote if you are:
- A citizen of the United States
- A Washington State resident and have lived at your address for at least 30 days before Election Day
- At least 18 years old by Election Day
- Not currently serving a sentence in prison under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections for a Washington felony conviction
- Not currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction
- Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
See RCW 46.20.155 for more information.
Moving within Washington? Update your voter registration
If you move to a new address inside the state, you'll need to update your voter registration before you can vote.