Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Tacoma Housing Authority values our clients' ability to access to information about voting rights. Below is an application to register to vote that can be printed out and mailed, and a handout that explains some basic information, including voting requirements.

Voter Registration Packet [PDF]

FAQs

To register to vote, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A legal resident of Washington State
    • You must establish your voting residency address at least 30 days before Election Day.
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day;
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order; and
  • Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.[1]

Felons and Voting Rights

  • If you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, your right to vote is restored as long as you are not under the authority (in prison or on community custody) of the Department of Corrections (DOC). Once your right is restored, you must re-register to vote in order to receive a ballot.
  • If you have questions about your status with DOC, you can call (800) 430-9674.
  • If you were convicted of a felony in another state or in federal court, your right to vote is restored as long as you are not currently incarcerated for that felony.
  • You do not lose the right to vote for a misdemeanor conviction or a conviction in juvenile court.[2]

You may register to vote by completing and mailing in the voter registration form linked above.

For more information on voter registration and eligibility, or to register to vote online, please contact the following:

Washington Secretary of State
Elections Division

520 Union Ave SE
PO Box 40229
Olympia, WA 98504-0229

(360) 902-4180

http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/

Rock the Vote
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, 10th Fl.
Washington, D.C. 20009

(202) 719-9910

www.rockthevote.com

info@rockthevote.com




[1] Washington Secretary of State. (n.d.) Elections and Voting, Voter Eligibility. Retrieved from http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/Voter-Eligibility.aspx

[2] Washington Secretary of State. (n.d.). Elections and Voting, Felons and Voting Rights. Retrieved from http://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/voters/Pages/felons_and_voting_rights.aspx