Register to Vote

How to Register to Vote

You can register to vote online or by mail until 8 days before an election or in-person through Election day. Registrations done by mail need to be received by the 8 day deadline.

Election DateDeadline to register online or by mail Deadline to register in person
April 27, 2021 SpecialApril 19, 2021April 27, 2021 at 8 p.m.
August 3, 2021 PrimaryJuly 26, 2021August 3, 2021 at 8 p.m.
November 2, 2021 GeneralOctober 25, 2021November 2, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Three ways to register:

1. Online

You can register online, 24 hours a day, at the Washington Secretary of State’s website. 

To register online, you will need:

  • A current Washington State driver license, or
  • A current Washington State ID card

If you do not have either of these, you can still register by mail or in-person.

2. By mail

Download and print a voter registration form and mail it to Pierce County Elections. Forms are available in many languages.

3. In-person

You can register to vote in-person at the Pierce County Elections Office in Tacoma.

Who can register

To register to vote in Washington, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state
  • At least 18 years old by election day
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction

Read more about who can vote in Washington.

Future voters

16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register to vote! Registrants under the age of 18 will have their registrations held until they become eligible to vote.