The League of Women Voters of Washington is a nonpartisan political organization committed to providing accurate information about elections through our work. We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.
The "Election Basics" that we are sharing were developed in consultation with the Washington Secretary of State and local elections officials across the state.
16- and 17-year-olds can sign up as Future Voters and be automatically registered to vote when they become eligible. Turn 18 between the AUG Primary and the NOV General Election? You can vote in the Primary!
Backup audit trails or alarms warn of attempts to access any type of election machine, and these machines are never connected to the internet. WA state uses paper ballots which can be recounted to confirm results.