Voter Resources

Register to Vote

You can register to vote online or by mail until 8 days before an election or in-person through Election day. Registrations done by mail need to be received, not postmarked, by the 8-day deadline.

Three ways to register

  1. Online: Online Voter Registration
  2. By Mail: Print a registration form to mail in
  3. In Person: 1820 Jefferson St./ PO Box 563 Port Townsend WA 

Who can register?

To register to vote in Washington, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state
  • At least 18 years old by election day 
    • If you are 16 or 17, you can sign up as a future voter and be automatically registered to vote when you qualify.
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • Not currently serving a sentence of total confinement under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections for a Washington felony conviction
  • Not currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction

Read more about who can vote in Washington.


Military or Overseas Voter 

Voting assistance for service members, their families and overseas citizens.

 Federal Voting Assistance Program:

Felons and Voting Rights

Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a DOC sentence in total confinement.

For additional information on felons and voting rights, click here.


Canceling Voter Registration 

 Click here  For the Washington State Voter Registration Cancelation Form.
Your signature is required to cancel your Washington voter registration.
Fill out, sign and return the form on the link above. Mail the form to:Elections, PO Box 563, Port Townsend WA 98368

For a Deceased voter: Click Here Complete the form and return to the Auditor’s office. Mail the form to:Elections, PO Box 563, Port Townsend WA 98368                                                      

Other Information

Elected Officials:

Click here For the current list of Elected Officials (updated 12/04/2023)

Partisan Office Candidates:

Appear on the Primary Election ballot no matter how many candidates file for the same office. The top-2 candidates will be on the General Election ballot.

Non-Partisan Office Candidates (PUD & Judicial):

Appear on the Primary Election ballot only if 3 or more candidates file for the same office. Only voters in District 3 may vote in the Primary Election. The top-2 candidates will be on the General Election ballot. Voters in the entire district vote at the General Election to elect the commissioner.

Precinct Committee Office (PCO) Candidates:  

For this office only: In order to vote for precinct committee officer, a partisan office, you must affirm that you are a Democrat or a Republican and may vote only for one candidate from the party you select. Your vote for a candidate affirms your affiliation with the same party as the candidate. This preference is private and will not be matched to your name or shared.

Precinct Committee Officers (PCO’s) are elected in the Primary election. Only contested PCO races for each party, if applicable, will appear on the Primary ballot and the candidate with the most votes for each party, if applicable, is elected.

Many people assume the election results they see on election night are the final results, when, in fact, the outcome is not official until the election is canvassed and certified several weeks after Election Day.

The purpose of canvassing is to account for every ballot cast and ensure that every valid vote is included in the election totals. Click on the links below to learn more.

Introduction to County Canvassing Boards

Jefferson County Canvassing Board Manual - Adopted 1.9.2024