Registering to vote is one of the critical first steps of engaging in the political process. That’s why we register thousands of voters each year on college campuses, in high school classrooms, and at festivals and community events across the state.
Almost 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. And those folks are majority people of color, low-income communities, and young people. Our democracy works best when everyone participates. That’s why we’re working hard to make sure every young person and folks from historically disenfranchised communities are registered to vote to have their voice heard in our political process. We can make the difference.
Have you moved since you last updated your registration? Just moved to Washington? Never been registered before? Will you turn 18 by the next election? We got you. Click below to register to vote!
Talking the talk
We aim to break down barriers that prevent folks from deep civic engagement, and the language you speak shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why we’re using translated materials in the field to do in-language voter registration.
The Bus uses culturally competent materials in Spanish and Korean in the field to talk about the Bus and register people to vote. These materials have proved successful in the field, and help us to engage communities that are often excluded from the civic process as a result of systematic barriers to participation.
Frequently asked questions
Am I eligible to vote?
- I am a U.S. Citizen
- I will be at least 18 years old by or on Election Day
- I will have lived in Washington for at least 30 days before the election
- I am not presently denied my right to vote as a result of being under the authority of the Department of Corrections for a felony conviction
When do I need to register to vote?
What information do I need to register to vote?
Can I register to vote if I don’t have a permanent residence?
Can I vote if I have a felony conviction?
- I was convicted of a felony in federal court and am no longer in prison
- I was convicted of a felony in a state court outside of Washington and am no longer in prison
- I was convicted of a felony in Washington and am no longer in prison or on community custody (under the authority of the Department of Corrections)