Washington was the first state in the country to establish a Top 2 Primary election system in place of a party nominating system. A Top 2 Primary narrows the number of candidates to two. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the Primary advance to the General Election, regardless of their party preference.
To be eligible to vote in Washington you must be:
You can register to vote using MyVote:
To register to vote using this online program, you must have either a valid Washington State Driver's License, or State Identification (ID) Card.
In Person
You can register to vote in person at the Skagit County Auditor's Office. We are located at:
700 S. 2nd St, Room 201 (corner of 2nd & Kincaid)
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30
By Mail
You can register to vote via mail by downloading and printing a registration form and sending it to our office. In addition, a registration form can be requested by calling our office at 360-416-1702.
Change of Address
If moving within Skagit County or moving to a new county, your new address must be reported to the Elections Department at least 29 days prior to the next election.
Name Change
In order to change your name in our voter records, a new registration form must be filled out with your new signature. You can fill out a form in our office or send it in by mail.
Where to Vote
The State of Washington is an all vote-by-mail state. All voters receive their ballots in the mail and can return their ballots by mail or at drop-boxes whose locations are announced in advance of each election.
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