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Voter Eligibility

  • A citizen of the United States

  • A legal resident of Washington State at least 30 days prior to election day

  • At least 18 years old

  • If you are 16 or 17, you can sign up as a Future Voter and be automatically registered to vote when you qualify

  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

  • Not currently serving a sentence of total confinement 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

  • If you were convicted of a felony your right to vote is restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison.

Future Voter 

  • To qualify, you must be 16 years old, a Washington resident, and a citizen of the United States. 

  • Sign up at using your driver's license, permit, or state ID or at your school's Temperance and Good Citizenship Day in January.

  • If you are a 17-year-old who will be 18 by the November General Election, you will receive a ballot in the mail to vote in the Primary. You’ll be able to sign petitions after your 18th birthday!

  • A charge of delinquency in juvenile court does not impact your ability to participate in the Future Voter program or vote.

  • Future Voter sign-up information is protected while underage. Once you are eligible to vote you become registered and voter registration info is public.


  • Online - you'll need a Washington State Driver License or ID

  • Print - in English and other languages

  • By mail - request a form (up to 250 for a voter registration drive)

  • In person - find your county elections department

  • Dates and Deadlines

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