On February 21, ballots will be mailed to every registered voter. This is the only election in which Washington’s voters are required to mark and sign party declarations written by the major political parties. The party declaration must be marked and signed on your envelope for your vote to count. Your choice of party will not affect how you may vote in future elections. Attempts to change the party declaration wording could result in your ballot not being counted. In the November general election, you will not declare a party and may vote for any presidential candidate you wish. The state Democratic Party will use the presidential primary to allocate delegates instead of a caucus. The Republican Party only has one candidate. Deposit your ballot in the mail or drop box before election day, March 10.