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Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

2008 Key Questions for Key States


Convenience Voting

"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.

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