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[[Washington]] uses a [[blanket primary]] system, meaning that all candidates compete in the same primary election, regardless of party affiliation.  The two who receive the most votes then advance to the general election.  This also means the primary is an [[open primary]], meaning that citizens do not need to register for a specific party to vote in the primary.
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To vote in Washington, you must meet the following requirements:<ref>[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/voters/Pages/voter_eligibility.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'', "Voter Eligibility," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
 
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To vote in Washington, you must meet the following requirements:<ref>[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/voters/Pages/voter_eligibility.aspx Voter eligibility]</ref>
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You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person at your county elections department.  Registration must be completed 29 days in advance if by mail or online.  If registering in person, it must be done 8 days prior to the election.<ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters.aspx Voter registration info]</ref>
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You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person at your county elections department.  Registration must be completed 29 days in advance if by mail or online.  If registering in person, it must be done 8 days prior to the election.<ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'', "Voters," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
 
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[[Washington]] is a mail-in ballot state and does not have polling places. Your county election officials can provide information about voting centers/election offices.<ref>[http://www.vote411.org?state=WA ''Vote411.org'', "Voting in Washington," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
 
[[Washington]] is a mail-in ballot state and does not have polling places. Your county election officials can provide information about voting centers/election offices.<ref>[http://www.vote411.org?state=WA ''Vote411.org'', "Voting in Washington," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
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==Absentee and early voting==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:43, 10 June 2014

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General Information
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Voting in 2014 Primaries
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates

Absentee voting • Early voting 
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Online voter registration in the 50 states
This page has information relating to voting in Washington. For full information contact your state election agency.

Registration

To vote in Washington, you must meet the following requirements:[1]

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A legal resident of Washington State;
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day;
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections; and
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.

When and where

You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person at your county elections department. Registration must be completed 29 days in advance if by mail or online. If registering in person, it must be done 8 days prior to the election.[2]

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of September 2014, Washington is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting on election day

Voting in Washington is done by mail.

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

Washington is a mail-in ballot state and does not have polling places. Your county election officials can provide information about voting centers/election offices.[3]

Primary voting

Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[4][5][6]

Absentee and early voting

See also: Absentee voting and Early voting

Washington uses a vote by mail system. As such, there are no explicit absentee and early voting procedures.[7]

See also

External links

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