Are You 16 or 17? 

Starting in 2019, 16 and 17 year old students can preregister to vote by completing a voter registration form from the Kittitas County Auditor’s office, public library, or download and print the form in several languages. If the student has a Washington state driver’s license or state-issued ID,  preregister to vote online after July 1, 2019 at VoteWA (English) or VoteWA (Spanish).

While students can’t vote until 18 years of age, register early and the county auditor will mail a ballot automatically as soon as they are eligible for the election! (As long as your voting address is current – ballots aren’t forwarded in many counties – so update yours ASAP!)

This is adulting made easy!

Contact the League for more information at

Be a Voter!

Young people ages 18 through 29 are notoriously difficult to get to the ballot box. This is despite the fact that their sheer numbers – nearly 50 million are eligible to vote – could sway the course of elections all across the country.

The League of Women Voters wants to give you all the information you need to make an informed choice and have an impact on the city of Ellensburg and Kittitas County.

This two-page sheet tells you everything you need to know to register and vote in Washington state:

Campus Vote Project-Washington

If you’re living in Ellensburg, why not vote in Ellensburg? Go to VoteWA to update your address, find your precinct number, and learn the names of all your elected officials. It couldn’t be easier:


Here are two more helpful links:


Why Student Votes Matter

CWU Civic Engagement (more links!)

Come back to this website to get detailed information about all elections held in Kittitas County. Email us if you’d like to be trained in registering voters or if you’d like to see our presentation for high school students.

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Karen Raymond gives registration and voting information to students at Ellensburg High School.