Changing Your Registration
Address changes must be made at least 29 days before an election in order for your ballot to be mailed to your new address. The post office will not forward ballots. If you miss the 29-day cutoff, your address will be changed after the election. Contact the Elections Office about receiving a replacement ballot if your ballot was sent to your old address.
If you moved to a new address within Clark County
You may change your address any of the following ways:
- Update your address online
- Call the Elections Office at (360) 397-2345
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, birth date, old residential address and new residential address
- Mail a voter registration form or send a letter to the Elections Office and provide your name, birth date, old residential address, new residential address, and your signature. Mail the letter to:
Clark County Elections Office
PO Box 8815
Vancouver, WA 98666-8815
- To change your mailing address, include your old and new mailing addresses. You need to also include your residential address even if your residential address is not changing.
If you moved to another county within Washington
You must register to vote in your new county. You may register either of the following ways:
If you have moved outside Washington
Complete a Request for Cancellation form and mail it to the Elections Office.
If your name has changed and you have already updated your WA driver's license you can use MyVote to update your voter registration. If you have not updated your driver's license or do not have one, you can fill out a new voter registration form available by mail or download from the Office of the Secretary of State.
Political party preference
Voters do not register for a political party in the state of Washington.
Party affiliation not required.
Under no circumstances may an individual be required to affiliate with, join, adhere to, express faith in, or declare a preference for, a political party or organization upon registering to vote.
FAQ: Why does the ballot say that a candidate "prefers" a certain party?
According to WAC 434-208-130:
As allowed by WAC 434-215-012, 434-215-120, and 434-215-130, candidates for partisan office may state a preference for any political party and are not restricted to stating a preference for a political party that meets the definition of major or minor political party. A candidate's party preference does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by that party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate. With the exception of elections for president and vice president, a party's status as a major or minor political party, or a candidate's preference for a major or minor political party, plays no role in how candidates qualify to appear on the primary election ballot, qualify to appear on the general election ballot, or are elected to public office.
Any registered voter may cancel the registration of a deceased voter by completing the Cancellation of Voter Registration Due to Death form and returning it to the Elections Office.