How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections). You may also register online at [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov) if you have a Washington State Driver's License or State ID card. What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? No. How can I submit my FPCA? You may mail, email or fax your FPCA directly to your local election official. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. How often must I submit my FPCA? The FPCA is good for every subsequent election held until the voter is no longer registered to vote in the State. If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? You can request a ballot online at [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov) if you have a Washington State Driver's License or State ID card. You may also fill out and return an FPCA to your local election office. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB)? You may return your voted ballot or FWAB by mail, email or fax. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? Washington allows you to use the FWAB for registering and voting in primary and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues without having previously registering or requesting an absentee ballot. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? Please visit [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov). County 509-659-3254 heidih@co.adams.wa.us Adams 210 W. Broadway Ave, Ste 200 Ritzville WA 99169-1897 County 509-243-2087 dmckay@co.asotin.wa.us Asotin PO Box 129 Asotin WA 99402-0129 County 509-786-5482 elections@co.benton.wa.us Benton PO Box 470 Prosser WA 99350-0470 County 509-667-6818 elections.ballots@co.chelan.wa.us Chelan PO Box 4670 Wenatchee WA 98807-0400 County 360-417-2312 jmaxio@co.clallam.wa.us Clallam 223 E. 4th Street, Suite 1 Port Angeles WA 98362-3026 County 360-397-2394 elections@clark.wa.gov Clark PO Box 8815 Vancouver WA 98666-8815 County 509-382-4830 sharon_richter@co.columbia.wa.us Columbia 341 E Main Street, Suite 3 Dayton WA 99328-1361 County 360-442-7879 elections@co.cowlitz.wa.us Cowlitz 207 N 4th Ave, Room 107 Kelso WA 98626-4124 County 509-745-8812 elections@co.douglas.wa.us Douglas PO Box 456 Waterville WA 98858-0456 County 509-775-5208 elections@co.ferry.wa.us Ferry 350 E Delaware Avenue, #2 Republic WA 99166-9747 County 509-543-2995 elections@co.franklin.wa.us Franklin PO Box 1451 Pasco WA 99301-1451 County 509-843-3941 ddeal@co.garfield.wa.us Garfield PO Box 278 Pomeroy WA 99347-0278 County 509-754-6562 elections@co.grant.wa.us Grant PO Box 37 Ephrata WA 98823-0037 County 360-249-3330 kfmmoore@co.grays-harbor.wa.us Grays Harbor 100 W Broadway, Suite 2 Montesano WA 98563-3614 County 306-678-2326 elections@co.island.wa.us Island PO Box 1410 Coupeville WA 98239-1410 County 360-385-9228 elections@co.jefferson.wa.us Jefferson PO Box 563 Port Townsend WA 98368-0563 County 206-296-0108 elections@kingcounty.gov King 919 SW Grady Way Renton WA 98507-2906 County 360-337-5769 auditor@co.kitsap.wa.us Kitsap 619 Division Street Port Orchard WA 98366-4678 County 509-962-7687 elections@co.kittitas.wa.us Kittitas 205 W 5th Ave, Suite 105 Ellensburg WA 98926-2891 County 509-773-4244 voting@co.klickitat.wa.us Klickitat 205 S. Columbus Ave, Stop 2 Goldendale WA 98620-9280 County 360-740-1421 heather.boyer@lewiscountywa.gov Lewis PO Box 29 Chehalis WA 98532-0029 County 509-725-0820 sjohnston@co.lincoln.wa.us Lincoln PO Box 28 Davenport WA 99122-0028 County 360-427-1753 elections@co.mason.wa.us Mason PO Box 400 Shelton WA 98584-0400 County 509-422-7163 elections@co.okanogan.wa.us Okanogan PO Box 1010 Okanogan WA 98840-1010 County 360-875-9333 pgardner@co.pacific.wa.us Pacific PO Box 97 South Bend WA 98586-0097 County 509-447-2475 elections@pendoreille.org Pend Oreille PO Box 5015 Newport WA 99156-5015 County 253-798-2761 pcelections@co.pierce.wa.us Pierce 2501 S. 35th Street, Suite C Tacoma WA 98409-7484 County 360-378-8856 elections@sanjuanco.com San Juan PO Box 638 Friday Harbor WA 98250-0638 County 360-336-9429 scelections@co.skagit.wa.us Skagit PO Box 1306 Mt. Vernon WA 98273-1306 County 509-427-3740 elections@co.skamania.wa.us Skamania PO Box 790 Stevenson WA 98648-0790 County 425-259-2777 elections@snoco.org Snohomish 3000 Rockefeller Ave. # 505 Everett WA 98201-4046 County 509-477-6607 elections@spokanecounty.org Spokane 1033 W Gardner Ave Spokane WA 99260-0020 County 509-684-7568 elections@co.stevens.wa.us Stevens 215 S Oak St, Rm 106 Colville WA 99114-2836 County 360-786-5223 elections@co.thurston.wa.us Thurston 2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW Olympia WA 98502-6090 County 360-795-0824 tischerd@co.wahkiakum.wa.us Wahkiakum PO Box 543 Cathlamet WA 98612-0543 County 509-524-2552 elections@co.walla-walla.wa.us Walla Walla Elections Department Walla Walla WA 99362-0176 County 360-738-4556 elections@co.whatcom.wa.us Whatcom 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 103 Bellingham WA 98225-4038 County 509-397-5281 elections@co.whitman.wa.us Whitman PO Box 191 Colfax WA 99111-0191 County 509-574-1341 ivote@co.yakima.wa.us Yakima 128 N.Second Street, #117 Yakima WA 98901-2639 The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for every subsequent Federal election held until the voter is no longer registered to vote in the State. Alternatively, if you have a valid Washington State Driver's License or State identification card, you may complete your voter registration online or download a paper application at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov). Select the category that describes you. Not required. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth.<br/><br/>Your valid Washington Driver's License or State ID Card number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your county elections official to follow up if more information is required. Washington allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your county elections official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Washington voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Washington provides a State Special Write-In Absentee Ballot up to 90 days before the election to any voter unable to vote using the regular absentee voting process. This ballot allows you to vote in Federal, State and local elections. To request it, write in: *"I am unable to vote and return a regular absentee ballot by normal mail delivery within the time provided for regular absentee ballots. I request a Special Write-In Absentee Ballot."* Provide any information that may assist the county elections official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Washington allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your county elections department. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your county elections department. Email addresses can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info" click "County Elections Departments." If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info," click "County Elections Departments." You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.fvap.gov). To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your county elections department or refer to Washington's voter registration verification website at: [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov). Your jurisdiction will contact you regarding the status of your application. You may request a ballot or change your mailing address by calling, faxing, or emailing your county elections official. Phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov). A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who is eligible to vote and who has never lived in the U.S. may register and vote in the county where a parent would be eligible to register and vote. Washington allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registering and voting in primary and general elections for Federal, State, local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. Washington allows you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Date of birth. <br/><br/>Enter your valid Washington Driver's License number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, OR your State voter registration number. If you do not possess any of these identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Not required. Complete street address of your Washington voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov). For each office for which you vote, write in a candidate's name. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal it. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Washington allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, mail the form directly to your county elections department. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your county elections department. Email addresses can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info," click "County Elections Departments." If you choose to fax your FWAB, fax the form directly to your county elections official. Fax numbers can be found at [www.vote.wa.gov](http://www.vote.wa.gov) and under "Contact Info," click "County Elections Departments." You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.fvap.gov). The FWAB must be received by the county elections department by the ballot return deadline. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your county elections official. >***Voted ballots must be received by the county elections department 13 days after primaries and special elections and 20 days after general elections. The oath accompanying your voted ballot must be signed and dated no later than Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. Washington allows you to return the voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use the FPCA fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [www.myvote.wa.gov](http://www.myvote.wa.gov). 2014-08-05T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 2014-08-05T00:00:00.000 State Primary Registration 2014-11-04T00:00:00.000 General Election Registration 2014-08-05T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request 2014-11-04T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Signed by 2014-08-05T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return By mail 2014-08-18T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return By fax/email 2014-08-05T20:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Signed by 2014-11-04T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return By mail 2014-11-24T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return By fax/email 2014-11-04T20:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return