How to vote from your hospital bed
STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE
PATIENT VOTING TEAM
National Co-Director, WA Outreach Coordinator
Nicole was born and raised in Seattle and is excited to spread awareness about replacement ballots.
Date ballots mailed—Replacement ballots.
(1) Except where a recount or litigation is pending, the county auditor must mail ballots to each voter at least eighteen days before each primary or election, and as soon as possible for all subsequent registration changes.
(2) Except where a recount or litigation is pending, the county auditor must mail ballots to each service and overseas voter at least thirty days before each special election, and at least forty-five days before each primary or general election, or any special election that involves federal office. A request for a ballot made by an overseas or service voter after that day must be processed immediately.
(3) A registered voter may obtain a replacement ballot if the ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by the voter. The voter may obtain the ballot by telephone request, by mail, electronically, or in person. The county auditor shall keep a record of each request for a replacement ballot.
COVID-19 and Patient Voting
Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:
Washington is a universal vote-by-mail state and all registered voters are mailed ballots at least 18 days before election. As a result, you do not have to be physically present at a polling location to cast your vote.
To prevent transmission of COVID-19, Patient Voting recommends using electronic/printed ballot methods whenever possible.