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Washington Election Dates

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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Washington.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Scheduled Elections In Washington

DateElection
August 7,2018 2018 August 7 Primary Election Day
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 August 7 Primary Election Day -- Date: August 7,2018
Deadlines
July 20, 2018 Early Voting begins:August Primary 18-day voting period begins
July 30, 2018 Voter Registration deadline - In Person:Last day for in-person registration in order to vote in the August Primary
2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018
Deadlines
September 22, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:Military and overseas ballots mailed for the November General Election
October 29, 2018 Voter Registration deadline - In Person:Last day for in-person registration in order to vote in the General Election

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Washington is an elections-by-mail state and does not have polling places. Ballots had to be postmarked no later than Election Day. They could also be returned to a designated ballot drop box or returned in person to the county elections department by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Am I Eligible To Vote in Washington?

To register to vote as a Residency in the State of Washington, you must be:
  • employees in the civil or military service of the state or of the United States
  • living overseas
  • attending college or any institution of learning
  • confined in any public prison

You may maintain your voter registration in Washington State until you register to vote elsewhere.

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