Cougs Vote

Helping students register to vote, stay aware of upcoming voter deadlines, and become more informed and involved with issues they're passionate about.

WSU is one of 83 campuses in 23 states designated as a Voter-Friendly Campus. As an institution, WSU also participates in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, including the Pac-12 Voting Challenge!

View WSU's Student Voting Rates according to the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE).

Voting in Washington

  • Register online at VoteWA.gov.
  • Register in person at your County Auditor's office.
  • Eligible voters can vote anytime between the start of the voting period (when their ballot is mailed to them) and Election Day.
  • Ballots can be returned via USPS (with provided envelope with prepaid postage), to a County Auditor office, or dropped at a Ballot DropBox. You can look up your drop-off locations by logging in to VoteWA.gov.
  • You can receive a voter pamphlet in the mail before the voting period begins that provides an overview of your ballot. View your pamphlet by logging in to VoteWA.gov.
  • You can update your address and other information online through the online registration deadline at VoteWA.gov.

2022 Washington State Voting Dates

  • October 21: Ballots mailed to voters.
  • October 31: Last day to register online or by mail.
  • November 8: Election day!  Ballots must be in drop boxes or postmarked by 8:00 p.m.

Visit The Voting Hub

WSU host a Student Voting Engagement Hub where students and community members can pick up voter pamphlets and print ballots.  People can also register to vote on Election Day.  The Hub is made in accordance with RCW 29A.40.180, and in partnership with the CCE, ASWSU, the CUB, and Whitman County Auditor.  

  • Monday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 8 from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • CUB Senior Ballroom, 2nd Floor, WSU Pullman Campus

Be Informed

Compare the Issues

Use these sites to compare positions on issues ranging from the environment and college tuition to abortion and religious freedom.

AllSides.com
ProCon.org
ISideWith.com

Compare Representatives & Ballot Measures

Once you have issues that are important to you, find out which candidates and upcoming ballot measures you want to support.  Below are links to apps for researching these issues.  For the apps, search for "Citizen" and "Countable" in your app store.

iCitizen
Countable
Ballotpedia

Voting Accessibility

Need assistance with voting or registration?  Please contact our team at cce@wsu.edu or 509-335-7708.  For more information about U.S. Voting Accessibility, visit the US Election Assistance Commission Voting Accessibility page.

Be Vocal

Becoming more actively involved in civic life is part of being a Coug!  Get your start by contacting our team  or reading through our Democratic Engagement Guide.