Voter Eligibility

To register to vote in the state of Washington,

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state for at least 30 days prior to election day
  • At least 18 years old
    • if you are 16 or 17, you can sign up as a Future Voter and be automatically registered to vote when you qualify
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • Not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections for a Washington felony conviction
  • Not currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction

It's easy to register online, by mail with a paper form, or in person. Check your registration at

Effective January 1, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison.

Additional Information

Voting in Whatcom County brochure

Felony Conviction and Voting Rights Restoration brochure

Future Voter (16 or 17-years old)