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How to Vote

Your vote is your voice.

Democracy is at its best when immigrants, refugees and people of color are engaged and represented at all levels by people that come from our communities and govern with us.

Ensuring our communities are registered and know how to vote to make their votes count and voices heard is a crucial part of building our political power. On election day, we formally express our opinions and tell elected leaders what is important to us.

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Everything you need to know to vote

Who can vote?

To be eligible to vote you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state for 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)
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

People who have felony convictions:

  • In a Washington state court will have their right to vote automatically restored as long as they are not serving a sentence of total confinement
  • In a federal court or any state court other than Washington will have their right to vote automatically restored as long as the person is no longer incarcerated

How do I register to vote?

Register Online

Register, update or view your voting information online today! Registration online is open until eight days before an election.

Automatic Voter Registration (AVR)

Register to vote or update an existing registration automatically at any Department of Licensing office when you get an Enhanced Driver’s License. Registration via AVR is open until eight days before an election.

Same Day Registration

Register to vote and submit your ballot on the same day. You can register via Same Day Registration in person at your county auditor’s office or at any voting center in your county. Same Day Registration is available until 8pm on Election Day.

Pre-Registration for 16 and 17 Year Olds

Eligible 16 and 17 year olds in Washington can now pre-register to vote! After submitting a simple form, pre-registrants’ voter registration status will automatically become active when they turn 18. Pre-Registration is available year-round on the Secretary of State’s online portal; in person at voting centers, county auditors’ offices, and with volunteers; and at any Department of Licensing office.

How do I cast my vote?

During an election in Washington State, you will receive your ballot in the mail about three weeks before Election Day. Read the instructions to fill out your ballot correctly. You can mail your ballot any time before the election (must be postmarked by election day) or drop it off at a drop box near you.

During Elections, OneAmerica Votes may host ballot parties to support immigrants with how to fill out their ballot. See if there is one happening near you by visiting our events page.

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Sign up for opportunities to get out the immigrant vote!