Seasonal Resident (Snowbirds)

You can vote in Washington State even if you are away from home during an election.

To make sure you receive your ballot, update your seasonal mailing address with your county elections department. Provide the first and last days you’ll receive mail at this address, and your county will send your ballot to this address each year between those dates.

Although your mailing address can be anywhere in the world, your residential address must remain in Washington State. For more information on voting residency, visit Residency Requirements.

Being an informed voter

Washington has many ways to help voters become informed about ballot measures and candidates:

  •     The state General Election Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Washington. If you need the General Election Voters' Pamphlet in accessible formats or alternate languages, call (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov.
  •     For personalized ballot measure and candidate information online, go to MyVote.
  •     For all ballot measures and candidates, visit the Online Voters' Guide.
  •     For local races, visit the website for your county elections department.