Current Election Information

Quick links to data and resources for the current election.

Washington's Presidential Primary is a way for voters to help the major political parties choose presidential nominees. 

This type of election has special conditions and is unlike regular elections. Voters who choose to participate in the nomination process will mark and sign party declarations on their ballot return envelopes. State law sets the date-setting process, how candidates get on the ballot, and how parties use the results. For more information, visit the Presidential Primary FAQ.

March 12, 2024 is the date of the Presidential Primary. 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.

February 23 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 45 days prior.

March 4 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. 

Presidential Primary Fact Sheet PDF

What's on the March 12 ballot?

Each major political party decided which candidates would be printed on their side of the ballot. Once each party submitted their list on January 9 to the Secretary of State, changes could not be made (RCW 29A.56). It's possible for candidates to suspend their campaigns before March 12, but every voted ballot returned to the local elections office will be processed and all results reported.

Online Voters' Guide

PDFs, Translations, Audio Files

Election Fact Sheet

Presidential Primary Fact Sheet PDF 

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2024 Presidential 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?

2024 Presidential Primary Election Data

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 (Coming soon!)

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.

Presidential Primary: FAQs for Voters Answers to frequently asked questions about the current election, which has a party selection box on the envelope.

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.