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Cougs Vote

An ongoing democratic engagement campaign to help 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!

How to Vote in Washington

  • Register online at
  • Register in person at your County Auditor's office.
  • You can vote anytime between the start of the voting period (when your ballot is mailed to you) 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
  • You will receive a voter pamphlet in the mail before the voting period begins that provides an overview of your ballot. Your view your pamphlet by logging in to
  • You can update your address and other information online through the online registration deadline at

Stop by the Voting Hub

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

CUB Jr. Ballroom 2nd Floor

  • November 1 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • November 2 | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Be Informed

Compare the Issues

Use these sites to compare arguments about different issues and learn what legislation and representatives support and oppose different stances on these issues. Issues range from the environment and college tuition to abortion and religious freedom.

Compare Representatives & Ballot Measures

Once you have determined where you stand on issues that are important to you, it is time to start researching which of your representatives and upcoming ballot measures align best with your beliefs. Below are links to two phone apps for researching these issues as a website. For the apps, search for "iCitizen" and "Countable" in your app store to download the apps.


Voting Accessibility

Need assistance with voting or registration?  Please contact our team.  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.

Student Voting Rates at WSU

Rates from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

2014 and 2018 NSLVE Report

2012 and 2016 NSLVE Report

For accessible versions of these reports, contact Ben Calabretta at

Center for Civic Engagement
Compton Union Building (CUB) L48 & L45, PO Box 647204 Pullman, WA, 99164-7204 p 509-335-7708 f 509-335-3400