Current Election Information

Quick links to data and resources for the current election. 

August 2, 2022 

Washington's regularly scheduled Primary is the first Tuesday of August.  Offices will open for online filing May 16 - 20. 

July 15 ballots are mailed by county election offices to all eligible registered voters, no later than 18 days prior to election day. There is no need to request a ballot if you are registered to vote. Ballots for eligible military and overseas voters are mailed 45 days prior.

July 25 is the deadline to register or change your address online. You may also register and vote in person through election day. Confirm your voter registration now at VoteWA.gov.

Our Election Fact Sheet and many other election resources can be found in the sections below.

 

In 2022, the August 2 Primary includes U.S. Senate, U.S. Representatives, Washington Secretary of State (2-year term due to a vacancy), State Legislators, and Supreme Court Justices and other judicial offices. In many counties (but not all), local offices will appear on ballots, too.

When a ballot question is submitted to your local elections office, that question (known as a resolution) results in a local measure on the ballot. Whether you're eligible to vote on the question depends on what's happening in your community. Contact your county to learn more.

View your online customized voter guide at VoteWA.gov.

Use a mobile device or Chrome/Firefox/Edge to load the guide.

 

Coming Soon! Candidates will file for the Primary May 16 - 20. The Office of the Secretary of State will certify candidates on Tuesday, May 24.

Three Ways to Register

It's easy and secure to register online, by mail with a paper form, or at a county elections office. Check your registration at VoteWA.gov.

Voting by Mail FAQ 

Everything about voting in Washington. Additional quick links to USPS and Election Mail Resources.

What if I miss the deadline to register online or by mail?

Washington offers same day registration services through election day. After the 8-day deadline, you must register (or update) in person at a voting center. Contact your local county elections office for details.

At home! Your ballot materials are mailed to the address where you're registered to vote. Be sure to sign your return envelope. Drop your ballot at an official drop box or return by mail, no stamp needed. Accessible voting is available through your local elections office or voting center until election day, 8 p.m.

Daily Ballot Return Statistics

This report breaks down the number and percentage of ballots received by each county elections department.

Daily Ballot Status Report

Also known as the matchback report, this daily report contains ballots received, accepted, or challenged. Matching it back to the voter registration database reveals who has yet to vote. All voter information in the report is public information.

Voter Registration Database | Request Form

Request a complete list of voters and publicly available information. The extract is large and may require particular expertise or tools to navigate.

Data & Research

This page contains links to publicly available election information for both current and historical data. Drilling down? Here’s contact info for each county elections office.

Election Results and Voters' Pamphlets

Information on past elections, including results, voters' pamphlets, offices open for election, lists of candidates who filed, and other data.

Voter Registration Database | Request Form

Request a complete list of voters and publicly available information. The extract is large and may require particular expertise or tools to navigate.

District Maps Adopted February 2022 and downloadable from the Redistricting Commission. For 2021 and earlier, download precinct shapefiles.

Forms for Voters Missing Signature Form, Signature Update Form, Voter Registration Forms, and translated forms available.

Recounts Frequently Asked Questions.

Top 2 Primary: FAQs for Voters Washington voters do not register by party affiliation. There will be no party selection box on the envelope. You may vote for any candidate regardless of the candidate's party preference.

Guide to Registering Voters Learn about guidelines and deadlines for hosting a registration drive.

Candidate Resources Forms, guides, write-in candidate rules, and more.

Statewide Standards on What is a Vote Voter Intent Manual.

Wildfires and Voting Learn about voting while being displaced due to wildfires.