Washington Election Dates
Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines
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
|August 7,2018||2018 August 7 Primary Election Day|
|November 6,2018||2018 November 6 General Election|
2018 Election Dates & 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|
|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.