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YOUR VOTE: Washington

by Countable | Updated on 11.3.18

Washington

It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!


1. KNOW THE DATES

  • Primary Election: Washington's primary election is on August 7, 2018.
  • General Election: The general election is on November 6, 2018.

2. REGISTER TO VOTE

  • Registration Status: Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
  • Voting Requirements: Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Washington.
  • Primary Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the Primary Election is online by July 9, 2018 and in-person by July 30, 2018.
  • General Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the General Election is online by October 8, 2018 and in-person by October 29, 2018.

3. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE


4. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS

  • Voter ID Law: Washington does not require a photo ID, but voters must sign a declaration.
  • Accepted Credentials: Here is the list of accepted credentials.
  • Voter ID helpline: Call 844-338-8743
  • Learn more about voter ID from VoteRiders: Visit Washington Voter ID FAQs

5. CANDIDATES ON YOUR BALLOT

  • Democratic Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Democratic primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
  • Republican Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Republican primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.

6. BALLOT MEASURES FOR YOUR APPROVAL

  • Ballot Measure #1: Initiative 1639 — Raises the age to buy assault rifles and to 21 and requires a 10-day wait
  • Ballot Measure #2: Initiative 940 — Reduces the burden of proof to prosecute police officers
  • Ballot Measure #3: Initiative 1631 — Enacts a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon beginning on January 1, 2020, and increases that fee by $2 annually until Washington’s greenhouse gas reduction goals are met
  • Ballot Measure #4: Initiative 1634 — Prohibits local governments from imposing any new tax, fee, or other assessment on groceries on or after January 15, 2018

7. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH

  • Phone Number: The Washington Official Election Center can be reached at (800) 448-4881.
  • Email Address: Its email is elections@sos.wa.gov.

8. NEED TO REGISTER?

  • Or maybe you just want election reminders? Click below to get started and, thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered.
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  • Nicholas
    11/03/2018
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    We need to protect our fish like we protect other endangered species or anmials due to overpopulation and over fishing! Or we may come to see in our life time no fish!! No joke! Protect the waters fresh and salty!!

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  • Nicholas
    11/03/2018
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    How don’t you need ID to vote In Washington? You need to prove who you are! Not declaring maybe your someone! Now days how do you trust that declaration idea when you could have lots of people who follow someone they want to vote for and not even supposed to vote due to legal rights or status!! That is not cool Washington, no wonder it’s still hard to get the right information on who should be a representative. I believe you should prove who you are to vote and not risk that! A huge can of worms!! Bless the U.S.A... help

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