Seasonal Resident - Snowbird

You can vote in Washington State even if you are away from home during an election.

To make sure you receive your ballot, update your seasonal mailing address with our office. Provide the first and last days you’ll receive mail at this address, and we will send your ballot to this address each year between those dates.

Although your mailing address can be anywhere in the world, your residential address must remain in Washington State. For more information on voting residency, visit Residency Requirements. 

Voting in two places is a felony 

You may only vote once; you may only vote in one county in one state. Should you accidentally receive two ballots, vote only once.

Being an informed voter

Washington has many ways to help voters become informed about ballot measures and candidates:

  •     The state General Election Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Washington. If you need the General Election Voters' Pamphlet in accessible formats or alternate languages, call (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov.
  •     For personalized ballot measure and candidate information online, go to MyVote.
  •     For all ballot measures and candidates, including local races, visit the Online Voters' Guide.