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September 07, 2022

Vote in the Washington Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022


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What elections are there in Washington? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

Washington will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senators, a special election for Secretary of State, and for your state representatives and state senators. 

All Washington overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

It’s vital to keep Washington Democratic! In the US House elections, Democrat Kim Schrier is in a close race to keep her seat.

And Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez has an excellent chance to flip the seat currently held by Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, who lost her primary to Trumper Joe Kent. Winning these elections means we’ll keep – and possibly expand – the Democratic majority in Congress.

And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Washington state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and also for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!

1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to register to vote – and once you’re registered, Washington will send a ballot for every election you’re eligible to vote in. 

Just go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to register to vote, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Washington by email (recommended) or fax or mail:

Your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022.

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx#/login.
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2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away. You can return your ballot by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

If you return your ballot by email or fax, it must be received by November 8, 2022, at 8 pm Washington time. 

If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in Washington by November 28, 2022.  

For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.

3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: www.sos.wa.gov/elections/myvote

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/WA; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.

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