Voting Rights and How To Vote
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Voting is the right and responsibility of every citizen in America. On Election Day, we formally express our opinions and tell elected leaders what is important to us.
OneAmerica wants to help you VOTE on Election Day. We have compiled important dates, websites, phone numbers, and voting information translated in other languages.
Know your rights as a new citizen voter!
Who Can Vote?
In order to vote, you must be a citizen of the U.S., 18 years of age or older as of the day of the election, a resident of Washington State and a registered voter.
How do I register to vote?
If you have not yet registered to vote, register by clicking OneAmerica's link to Rock the Vote and be sure to name OneAmerica.
How do I cast my vote?
You can vote by going to your polling place on election day or by mailing in your absentee voting ballot by election day.
Voting at the Polls
If you decide to go to the polls to vote, make sure you know your where to vote before Election Day. Your polling location is on your voter registration card (see "Important websites" and "Important phone numbers" below). Election notices naming the polling place for each precinct are also published in local newspapers.
Voting by Mail
Voting by mail or absentee voting is a popular way to vote in Washington State. If you have chosen to be an absentee voter, you will receive your ballot in the mail about three weeks before Election Day.
Be sure to read the instructions so you can fill out your ballot correctly. You can mail your ballot any time before the election or drop it off at the polls on Election Day. If you lose your ballot or don't receive it, you can still vote. Go to the polls and ask for a provisional ballot.
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If you live in King County, you can find your polling site and voter guide here.
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Important Phone Numbers
To see if you're a registered voter, to find your polling place or for other questions about voting, call King the County Elections Office at 206.296.8683
If your right to vote has been denied or you have problems on Election Day or if you need help finding your polling place call the Washington State Voter Hotline: 800.448.4881