Ballots will be mailed February 23rd. Please expect them to arrive in your mailbox no later than February 29th.
Starting March 5th, only in-person registrations are allowed to register and receive a ballot for the March 12th Presidential Primary.
Why do you need to mark a political party box?
For this primary only, the major political parties require voters to choose a party. Your choice of party will not affect how you may vote in future elections. You must mark the political party declaration (box) on your envelope and sign for your vote to count per RCW 29A.56.050.
Each major party wrote its declaration and provided wording to the Secretary of State’s Office for ballot materials. Attempts to change the party declaration could result in your ballot not being counted.
News Release - March 12 Presidential Primary voter registration deadlines - Sent on 2-21-2024
|Military/overseas ballots mailed
|Deadline to register or update your existing registration online
|Deadline to register or update your existing registration (in person)
|Deadline to return a ballot through the mail
|Postmarked by March 12
|Deadline to return a ballot through a drop box
|Deposited by 8 pm March 12
|Preliminary results released
|By 8:30 pm March 12
|Election certification (official results released)