To register to vote you must be:
If you registered in Thurston County after the voter registration deadline for the current election, your options depend on whether you are registered to vote in another location. See below for your options:
Washington State is a vote-by-mail state. State law requires us to deliver ballots to the post office at least 18 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot, please call our Elections team at 360.786.5408.
You can also get a ballot in-person at the Auditor's Office beginning 20 days before an election. You can find information about our location and hours to prepare for your visit. You can pick up a ballot for yourself, a family member or a registered domestic partner.
We have a list of key election dates and registration deadlines here.
You can vote in Washington State, even if you're away from home during an election. Please look at the following situations and identify your options:
If you need assistance with registering to vote, obtaining a ballot and voting your ballot, please contact our office at 360.786.5408 for assistance. If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, contact 711 Washington Relay.
If you need assistance understanding the issues and candidates on your ballot, we have the voters' pamphlet available online in multiple formats. We can also provide audio discs of the voters' pamphlet.
You can also find helpful information on our Accessible Voting webpage about AutoMARK™ voting machines and ballot drop box locations.
What address should I use to register to vote?
You can use either your hometown address or the address where you live at school. Your choice depends on where you want to claim residency.
If I keep my registration in my hometown, how do I vote while I'm away at college?
Call our office at 360.786.5408 to let us know you'd like us to send your ballot to your school address.
Can I vote by email?
While you can't vote by email, we can send your ballot via email if you are out of the country or unable to receive a mailed ballot in a timely manner.