Election: Fall, 2008
"No excuse" absentee voting only
Washington does not have early voting.
Any voter can cast an absentee ballot. RCW 29A.40.010. Ballot applications must be received no sooner than 90 days before the election and no later than the day before the election. RCW 29A.40.020. To count, the completed ballot must either be received by 8 p.m. on election day or postmarked by the date of the election. RCW 29A.48.050.
Note that most counties in the state of Washington conduct all federal elections by mail.