Important Voting Information for those Convicted of a Felony in the US by Jody Grage

Effective January 1, 2022, if you have been convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or federal court, your right to vote in Washington State is restored if you are not currently serving a DOC sentence in total confinement. Going forward, voting rights are immediately restored upon release from prison, regardless of community supervision status. All you need to do is register to vote using one of the methods below.
To register to vote in Washington, you must be:
  • A citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Washington state, AND at least 18 years old by election day
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order OR incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction.
  • Not currently serving a sentence of total confinement under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections for a Washington felony conviction.
ALSO: 16- and 17-year old’s can pre-register to vote. The registrations are held until they are eligible to vote.
1. Online – 24 hours a day, at the Washington Secretary of State’s website: https://olvr,
You will need either: A current Washington State driver license; OR A current Washington State ID Card AND: Even without either of these forms of ID, you can still register using by mail or in-person methods.
2. By mail – Get a voter registration form OR download and print a voter registration form https:/
Fill out the form and mail it to: King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way Renton, WA 98057.
  • The Mailing Address is printed on the back of each voter registration form.
  • Form folds for easy mailing; No postage required if you use the official form. (YAYI)
  • Forms are available in many languages.
3. In-person – At the King County Elections Office in Renton or at a Vote Center.
At a community event listed at this link:
For questions or need assistance, please contact: OR 206-296-VOTE (8683).
At one of these locations – INCLUDING TO VOTE IN PERSON:
King County Elections Annex – KC Administration Building, 500 4th Ave, Room 440, Seattle 98104
King County Elections Office – 919 SW Grady Way, Renton 98057 – Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Election Day – Ballots must be postmarked or put in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m.
See Your Voter Registration, Your Ballot, or Find a Ballot Drop Box at
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