Register online at the King County Elections website or download a registration form and mail it in. You can also register in person at Byrd Barr Place, the Voter Registration Annex downtown or the King County Elections office in Renton. All you need is your Washington driver license or ID card.
Online Registration Links:
- English Language
- Spanish / Español Spanish Language
- Chinese / 中文 Chinese Language
- Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt Vietnamese Language
- Korean Language
Vote by Election Day
Your ballot will be mailed to you. Fill it out, sign it and return it by mail (no stamp needed) or drop it in a ballot box. Need assistance? Vote centers have trained staff and specialized equipment to help voters with disabilities. Find a ballot box or vote center near you at the King County Elections website.
Pass It On
There’s power in numbers. Help your friends and family to voice their votes.
Call us at 206-812-4940, or stop by 722 18th Avenue (Monday through Friday, 9 to 5).
Voting Questions and Answers
Can I Vote?
Yes, if you register and are:
- A United States citizen,
- a legal resident of Washington state for at least 30 days prior to Election Day,
- at least 18 years old by Election Day,
- not disqualified from voting due to a court order, and
- not under Department of Corrections (DOC) supervision for a Washington felony conviction. Voting rights are automatically restored once you are no longer under supervision. Not sure? Contact the DOC at 800-430-9674 or Columbia Legal Services at 800-542-0794.
I’m not sure if I’m registered. How can I find out?
Just enter your name and birthdate on the King County Elections website.
Is it too late to register?
No. Online and by-mail registration closes before Election Day, but Byrd Barr Place can register you until 8 days before the election, and you can even register in person at vote centers on Election Day.
When do I return my ballot?
You can return your ballot as soon as you receive it. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day or dropped in a ballot box by 8 p.m.
What if I don’t have a permanent home right now?
That’s okay. You can still register and vote at the King County Elections website. Just put wherever you reside right now on your registration form: a friend’s house, a shelter, a park, even an intersection. Your mailing address—where you’ll receive ballots and election information—can be a post office box, the address of a friend, a shelter or general delivery at a local post office.
How do I change my address?
Just enter your name and birthdate on the King County Elections website to get started. It only takes a minute.
English isn’t my first language. Is voter information available in other languages?
Yes! Materials are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, Oromo and Hindi here.
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