Enter your zip code above or find your county below to get directions to your local DMV, or read below for more information on the services the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL)offers. Driver licensing offices will provide you with the personal paperwork you need to drive, or even just reside, in the state.
Find the nearest driver license office to you by searching for your county below or entering your zip code above. Get on your way right away to a vehicle licensing office by entering your zip code above or finding your county below.
WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: Driver licensing office holiday hours the information on this translated website is unclear, please contact us at 360.902.3900 for help in your language of choice. DOL employees will be working to implement social distancing measures in these offices to protect the health of customers and workers while delivering critical services to the public.
Governor Jay Inslee signed a statewide emergency proclamation regarding efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, approving the temporary suspension of 2 provisions in state law. Effective March 23 (because we need time to implement), more people will be able to renew their driver license or ID card online.
We temporarily suspended laws and rules that: Require residents to visit an office to renew every other time. While most vehicle and vessel licensing offices remain open across the state, there are some with closures, limited services, or adjusted hours of operation.
Our driver licensing offices will reopen, by appointment only, starting Monday, June 22. We will limit appointments to only people who can’t conduct their business online or can’t get help through our Customer Service Center.
We extended driver licenses and instruction permits expiring March 1 through June 30, 2021 for 180 days. First-time driver license, including knowledge and skills testing (where offered).
Please keep in mind that the REAL ID enforcement date is now October 1, 2021. There will be plenty of time to get a compliant document, such as an EDL or EID, before then.
We are working to reopen all our 55 driver licensing offices as fast and safe as possible. We are basing our decision on the health and safety framework put in place as part of our reopening plan, which is already in use in 7 offices.
We are using some health and safety practices at driver licensing offices to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread. We will screen our employees for symptoms and wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
We encourage you to wear a cloth facial covering your nose and mouth. There will be 6 feet of distance between chairs in our lobby and 6-foot markers outside the main entrance.
Hawaii is the only U.S. state where no part of the state government performs DMV functions; it has completely delegated vehicle registration and driver licensing to local governments, i.e. the City and County of Honolulu ; Hawaii'i, Maui, and Kara'i counties. The state's Circuit Court Clerks offices are responsible for the registration and issuance of drivers licenses while the County Clerks are responsible for vehicle registrations and titles.
The Transportation Cabinet is responsible for establishing the policies and designs for licenses and vehicle registration. Division of the Ohio Department of Public SafetyOklahomaDepartment of Public Safety (driver licensing) and Tax Commission (vehicle registration and title) Driver licensing is handled by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, while the Oklahoma Tax Commission handles vehicle registrations and titles.
Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation Pennsylvania Driver and Vehicle Services Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn DOT) Rhode IslandDivision of Motor Vehicles Division of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue South CarolinaDepartment of Motor Vehicles South DakotaDepartment of Public Safety (driver licensing) and Department of Revenue (vehicle registration and titles) Driver licensing is handled by the Department of Public Safety, while the Department of Revenue handles vehicle license plates, registrations and title) Tennessee Vehicle Services Division (vehicle registration and title) and Driver License Services (driver licensing) The Vehicle Services Division is a division of the Tennessee Department of Revenue ; the Driver License Services division is a division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Utah Driver License Services (driver licensing) and Division of Motor Vehicles (vehicle registration and title) The Driver License Services division is a division of the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Division of Motor Vehicles is a division of the Utah State Tax CommissionVermontDepartment of Motor Vehicles Subunit of the Vermont Agency of TransportationVirginiaDepartment of Motor Vehicles Washington Department of Licensing Also handles Boat, Business, and Professional licenses West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles Division of the West Virginia Department of TransportationWisconsinDivision of Motor Vehicles Division of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Wyoming Driver Services Program Division of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (Widow) American SamoaDepartment of Public Safety Guam Motor Vehicle Division (driver licensing) and Department of Revenue and Taxation (vehicle registration and title) Guam Department of Revenue and TaxationNorthern Mariana Islands Driver's License Section (driver licensing) and Bureau of Motor Vehicles (vehicle registration and title) The Driver's License Section division is a division of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, which is a division of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety and vehicle registration and title is handled by the Department of Public Safety.
Counting ballots and making sure all voters are registered doesn't help solve the problem of illegals voting. Because of the requirement for DMS to participate in voter registration, the NRA is often referred to as motor-voter. This trend continues today.
The technological improvements since 1993, and the scrapping of paper records, have prompted many states to upgrade and modernize their registration processes. An Automated Process The improvements and efficiencies noted above commonly include upgrades in how voter registration data is transferred from DMS to state voter registration systems.
Eligible voters in these states are asked to complete a paper registration form which is then sent to either a state or local election official for them to review and then input the voters information into the registration database. As the DMV process becomes more automated and streamlined, many states are looking to apply these same standards to other state-designated agencies covered under NRA.
California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Hawaii Illinois Maryland New Jersey New Mexico New York Nevada Oregon Utah Vermont District of Columbia The entire article is a blueprint of how to make it easy to steal elections in the guise of being modern, saving money and getting more people to vote.
Since March 2015, fifteen states plus the District of Columbia have authorized the policy, which is now the gold standard of modernized registration. Already, 49 states and the District of Columbiawithout fanfare or partisan wranglinghave moved forward with important elements of voter registration modernization.
It gives citizens the choice to be electronically registered to vote at the same time they do business with a government office, such as apply for a drivers license or state veterans benefits, by digitally transferring their voter registration information to the appropriate elections' office. This eliminates errors caused by paper records, cleans up the voter rolls, and saves states money.
At least 36 statesArizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginiaplus the District of Columbia, currently or will soon have fully or substantially electronic voter registration at DMS. At least seven statesDelaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Washington have, or soon will have, electronic registration at social service agencies in addition to the DMV.
39 statesAlabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsinplus the District of Columbia, currently or will soon offer online voter registration. Once an eligible citizen is on a States voter rolls, she should remain registered and her records should move with her so long as she continues to reside in that state.
States can achieve portable registration through automatic address updates that capture voters who have moved, and through Election Day procedures that enable voters who have moved within the state to cast a ballot that counts. 16 statesCalifornia, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyomingplus the District of Columbia, currently or will soon permit Election Day registration, which allows voters to register or update their existing registration on Election Day.
In addition, 6 statesDelaware, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, and Utahhave systems of portable registration that allow registered voters who move to cast valid ballots even if they do not update their registrations before Election Day. Eligible voters should have secure, fail-safe procedures to correct mistaken information at the polls.
Even with the best and most modern list-building practices, some errors are inevitable and some voter registrations will fall through the cracks. 16 statesCalifornia, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyomingplus the District of Columbia, currently or will soon permit Election Day registration, which allows voters to register or update their existing registration on Election Day.
In addition, Maryland and North Carolina allow voters register or update their existing registration during the early voting period, but not on Election Day. States with preregistration laws enable young people to register as future voters, even if they wont turn 18 before the next Election Day.
16 statesCalifornia, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, and Washington plus the District of Columbia, allow or have enacted legislation allowing 16 or 17 year-olds to preregister to vote even if they wont turn 18 before Election Day. Modernization is a modest investment, and it will pay for itself, saving states millions of dollars a year.
In Maricopa County, Arizona (which includes Phoenix), processing a paper voter registration form costs 83¢, compared to an average of 3¢ for applications received electronically from the DMV or through the online system. Delaware saved over $200,000 in the first year after improving its electronic voter registration system at DMS.
In Washington and Kansas, the number of voter registration transactions at DMS doubled after the system became electronic. The movement for automatic voter registration is thriving in the states, and other modernizing reforms continue to expand.
7 posted on 11/10/2020 5:25:54 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure) Sanctuary state, sanctuary counties and cities, motor voter aegis.
9 posted on 11/10/2020 5:42:29 PM PST by original buckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.) Every state should require proof of citizenship as well as other factors, such as “alive” and “lives in the state/district claimed”.
Yeah, with Bolshevik controlled states it’s very difficult to clean it out since they run the election processes too. The election is held over a weekend with the polls open 24 hours per day; Everyone votes in person showing proof of identity, residence and citizenship; No absentee or provisional ballots are allowed; All votes are recorded on paper; The National Guard is federalized in all states to handle responsibility for security of voting places, ballots and counting; The 2nd Amendment is invoked so that former military personnel are deputized to assist the National Guard; The Armed Forces are sent into cities where vote fraud and anarchy present a threat to an honest election.