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Election Law @ Moritz

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Natural Disasters or Emergencies

No election-specific emergency provision

Washington has no substantive provisions that affect conduct of elections in an emergency situation. 

The secretary of state may determine that emergency conditions exist such that non-accessible polling places may be used.  RCW 29A.16.150.  However, most counties in Washington use an all-vote-by-mail system.

Information for Washington

Special Features

Institutional Arrangements

Voter Registration


Provisional Ballots

Early and Absentee Voting

Voting Technology

Polling Place Operations

Ballot Security

Emergency Preparedness

Post-Election Processes