Voting in the 2020 General Election

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Voting in the 2020 General Election

This site provides resources to UW Bothell students, staff, and faculty regarding voting in the 2020 General Elections.

Register to vote

Registering now ensures you can vote in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020—along with elections for 35 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and elections for state legislative and municipal officeholders across the nation. Please take action now to register to vote—and then vote!

Register to vote in Washington

Washington State residents can register to vote by using one of the methods below. You will need proof of identity: Washington driver license or ID number. 

  • Register to Vote Online. You will need your proof of identity.
  • Register to Vote by Mail. Print off your registration form, fill it out, and mail to the designated address. Use this method if you do not have a Washington driver license or ID number.
  • Register to Vote In Person: Visit your County Election Departments. Use this method if you do not have a Washington driver license or ID number.

The deadline to register to vote online or by mail in November's general election is October 26, 2020.The deadline for in-person registration is Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Not a Washington resident? Learn how to register to vote in your state.

Election student programming at UW Bothell

Date Event Time Contact
Tuesday September 29th Beyond the Ballot: Zoom workshop and discussion on how UWB students can engage in civics beyond voting, because voting is a privilege and not a right. Topics: what virtual civic engagement looks like, highlighting UWB organizations doing civic engagement work.  2:30 - 4:30pm Sign up​
Thursday October 1st Social Justice Organizers (SJO) Dialogue Dawgs kick-off celebration - Student Engagement & Activities 3:30 - 4:30 Sign up
Wednesday October 14th SJO Dialogue Dawgs first dialogue - Student Engagement & Activities - Contact SJOs at
Wednesday October 14 Lunch & Learn: Media Literacy -

Contact Brenda Đào

Monday October 19th Get Out the Vote (via Zoom) - ACT and Washington BUS
Get involved in remote "get out the vote" text and phone banking events with other young people across Washington State. All events are remote, via Zoom. No prior experience required.
5 - 6:30pm Contact Shauniece Drayton:
Mon Nov 2 - Fri Nov 13th

Pop up Caucus spaces for student communities - Diversity Center

- Contact Ian Zamora
Wednesday Nov 4 Lunch & Learn: Media Literacy - Self-care & Elections - Student Engagement & Activities - Contact Brenda Đào

Election resources

Learn more about the All in Campus Democracy Challenge’s Presidential Commitment and the Pac-12 Challenge the UW has signed onto.

Huskies Vote Toolkit
Creative assets from the Huskies Vote toolkit can help you get the word out and encourage your friends, loved ones, and communities to vote!

Election Guides

UW Libraries 2020 Election Guide
UW Libraries’ comprehensive Election 2020 guide with resources to help students find reliable information about candidates, issues, news and polls.

Voter Rights Guide
Know your rights as a voter

Get involved—even if you can't vote

Text and phone banking with Washington Bus 
Get involved in remote "get out the vote" text and phone banking events with other young people across Washington State. All events are remote, via Zoom. No prior experience required. Sign up to volunteer here.

FIUTS Discussion Series on the U.S. Election
International students and other interested individuals are invited to join FIUTS each Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm from October 15-November 5 for a new virtual discussion series on the 2020 U.S. Election. These discussions will provide a space for international students and others to learn about and discuss what's happening in U.S. politics right now, how our government and elections work, and the challenges our society is currently facing.

Other ways to engage

  • Phone and text banking
  • Attend elections student programming at UW Bothell
  • Help others get out to vote, encourage friends, family, and peers.
  • Share social media posts and resources
  • Host or attend civic engagement and elections social events in the community
  • Do a bingo sheet checklist for pre-elections preparation
  • Host a social event to help others fill out their ballots

Husky dropping a ballot into a box.


On this page

Register to vote


Voter Check list

Washington State Deadlines

Voter Registration Deadline
Online: Oct. 26
By mail: received by Oct. 26
In person: Nov. 3

Ballot Return Deadline
Postmarked by: Nov. 3 by 8pm


Contact Shauniece Drayton, ACT Program Coordinator at if you have any questions about voter registration, submitting your ballot, or joining UW Bothell Voter activities.

Voting helpline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE
Got a voting question or problem? Call the helpline for accurate and non-partisan assistance. Available nation-wide.