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Election 2020: Register & Vote

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The Election 2020 guide brings you voting and election information from how to register to campaign issues and voting rights. It is a work in progress, additional resources will be added. Please send your suggestions to us.

REGISTER & VOTE: Washington State

Washington State residents can register to vote by using one of the methods below. You must be an American citizen, a legal resident of the State, and age 18 by Nov. 3, 2020. You will need proof of identity: Washington driver license or ID number.

  • Register to Vote Online. You will need your proof of identity.
  • Register to Vote by Mail. Print off your registration form, fill it out, and mail to the designated address. Use this method if you do not have a Washington driver license or ID number.
  • Register to Vote In Person: Visit your  County Election Departments. Use this method if you do not have a Washington driver license or ID number.

The deadline to register to vote online or by mail in November's general election is October 26, 2020.The deadline for in-person registration is Election Day, November 3, 2020.


REGISTER & VOTE: Other States

See state specific videos at How to Vote in Every State. Each state video is followed by a list of relevant links.

Link: register to vote @

Other Registration Sites

These are other sites that make voting registration easy and provide state-specific information on deadlines, voting, absentee ballots & more.


This guide is the work of many UW librarians.

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