As a student, you probably change your address more frequently than the
average voter. Remember to update your voter registration every time you move.
You can update your address online with MyVote, by
mail or in person.
Your residential address determines which candidates and measures will be on
your ballot. This must be a Washington State address that you consider home.
If you live on campus and provide a campus address as your residential
address, be sure to list your dormitory and room number; a PO Box is not a
For more information on voting residency, visit Residency
Your mailing address is where your ballot will be mailed. It does not impact
the ballot measures and candidates that will appear on your ballot. Your ballot
can be sent to you anywhere in the world. For example, you may list your
parents’ home as your residential address, but a PO Box at college as your
You may register to vote in Washington if you have lived in the state for at
least 30 days and have established a residential address in the state. Please
note that Washington State residency requirements for voting are not the same as
residency for in-state tuition purposes. You may vote in only one state. If you
were previously registered in another state, cancel your registration in that
state when you register in Washington.
You can vote from anywhere in the world! Update your
mailing address online with MyVote or
contact your county elections
You may only vote once; you may only vote in one county in one state. Keep
this in mind when deciding if you want to list your home or school address for
your voter registration. Should you accidentally receive two ballots, vote only
For information about the College Civics Program, visit the College Civics