How to Register to Vote

January 11, 2024

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. Below are the variety of ways you can 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.