Current Election Information

Quick links to data and resources for the current election.

Washington's regularly scheduled Primary is the first Tuesday of August. The top two vote-getters in each contest will move on to the General Election in November. Voters in many areas will also see local measures (questions, bonds, levies, etc.) on their August ballots.

The August Primary does not include President/Vice President.

August 6, 2024 is Primary Election Day. If you are registered to vote, your ballot is mailed automatically and there's no need to request one. Confirm or update your voter registration information today at VoteWA.gov.

July 19 is the deadline for ballots to be mailed out by county election offices; no later than 18 days prior to election day. Ballots for eligible military and overseas voters are mailed 30 days prior.

July 29 is the deadline to register or update your address online. You may also register and vote in person at a county voting center through election day. 

See a list of Candidates Who Have Filed and who will appear in the August Primary.

View the Online Voter Guide for a list of state candidates appearing on the ballot.

What's on the August 6 Primary ballot?

Ballots will contain statewide executives (such as governor), one Washington Supreme Court seat, one US Senate position, US Representative positions, state legislators, several Superior Court positions and some local offices such as County Commissioners. In addition, many ballots will contain local measures (questions, bonds, levies, etc.). Your precinct determines what is printed on your ballot. 

Contact your local elections office and learn more.

Election Fact Sheet

August Primary Fact Sheet PDF

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2024 August Primary Fact Sheet
How do I register and vote in Washington?

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.

Where do I vote?

At home! Your ballot materials are mailed to the address where you're registered to vote. Drop your signed ballot at an official drop box or return by mail, no stamp needed. In-person services and accessible voting devices are available through your local elections office or voting center until election day, 8 p.m.

Ballot Drop Box and Voting Center Locations (Excel | PDF | Map)

Download a comprehensive list, view the statewide map, or sign in to VoteWA.gov for a personalized list.

The statewide list is updated as counties provide new locations. For the most up to date information, contact your local elections office.

Where can I find data for the current election?

Ballot Status Report

The ballot status report, also known as the matchback 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.

Ballot Return Statistics

The ballot return statistics report breaks down the number and percentage of ballots received by each county elections department.

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.

Where can I find data and information about past elections?

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.

Additional Links and Resources

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 (August 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.

Risk-Limiting Audits Learn about risk-limiting audits in Washington.