State Voter Information Directory

Washington Statewide Voter Information

Overseas & Military Voters

Federal and State Elections

Washington State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 4, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Aug 4, 2020 Received by Tue Aug 4, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Aug 4, 2020 Received by Tue Aug 4, 2020

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 4, 2020 8:00pm PDT
  • Email or Fax by Tue Aug 4, 2020 8:00pm PDT
  • Post received by Mon Aug 17, 2020
  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 4, 2020 8:00pm PDT
  • Email or Fax by Tue Aug 4, 2020 8:00pm PDT
  • Post received by Mon Aug 17, 2020
Washington has all-mail elections.

Washington General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST
  • Email or Fax by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST
  • Post received by Mon Nov 16, 2020
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST
  • Email or Fax by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00pm PST
  • Post received by Mon Nov 16, 2020
Washington has all-mail election.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Uniformed service and overseas voters do not have to be registered in order to request an absentee ballot. A faxed or e-mailed request form is valid. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. The voted ballot can be returned by email or fax.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Uniformed service and overseas voters do not have to be registered in order to request an absentee ballot. A faxed or e-mailed request form is valid. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. The voted ballot can be returned by email or fax.