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To register to vote in the state of Washington, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state and not claiming the right to vote in any other state
  • At least 18 years old by election day (16- and 17-year-olds may pre-register but will not appear in the look-up system or receive a voter registration card until their 18th birthday.)
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

In the state of Washington you do not have to register by political party or declare political party membership to vote in the state’s regular primaries or general elections.

There are multiple ways to register to vote:

Already registered? Need to change your voting address?

Once you are registered, make sure your voter registration information stays current so that you receive the correct ballot on time.  You can change your voting address online at, or in person or by mail.

What if there are special circumstances for my voter registration or voting?

In Snohomish County, your best resource for election information is the Snohomish County Auditor, Elections and Voter Registration. On its website you can find dates and deadlines for elections, how to vote, ballot drop box locations, election results, and more.