Voter Registration & Voting

In order to vote in Washington, you must first register. Once you are registered, make sure your voter registration information stays current so that you receive the correct ballot on time

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Voter Registration Requirements

  • 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 by Election Day*
  • 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
  • *Note: 16 and 17-year-olds may register but will not appear in the look-up system or receive a voter registration card until their 18th birthday.

Three Ways to Register to Vote

  • Online: Go to VoteWA.gov
  • In-Person: Visit our office during office hours (Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM)
  • By Mail
    Print and mail the Voter registration form to:
    Kittitas County Auditor
    205 W 5th Ave, Suite 105
    Ellensburg, WA 98926

Request a List of Registered Voters

Military & Overseas Voters

Voters in active military status and/or living overseas are sent ballots 45 days prior to every primary and general election and 30 days prior to every special election. Ballots are mailed to mailing address listed on the voter registration.

Email Ballot Program

Military and overseas voters are also eligible to participate in the Email Ballot Program. To participate, voters must provide an email address and have access to a computer and printer. Contact elections@co.kittitas.wa.usto sign up.

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Voters may also request a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot if they are a military or overseas civilian voter residing outside the United States and believe they won’t receive your regular ballot in time. Visit https://www.fvap.gov/ to learn more.

Learn more about voting as a military or overseas voter: http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/Military-and-Overseas-Voters.aspx

Voters Previously Convicted of a Felony

If you were convicted of a felony in a Washington State court, your right to vote is restored automatically once you are no longer incarcerated or otherwise under the authority of DOC for that felony (in prison or community custody). Effective January 1st, 2022, your right to vote will be restored automatically if you are not currently serving a DOC sentence in total confinement.
Once your right to vote is restored, you must register to vote if you want to vote. If you were previously registered to vote, you must re-register to vote.