If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
The voter registration deadline for Washington is Oct. 6 for mail-in registration and updates and Oct. 8, 2012 for online registration and updates. The US Postal Service has confirmed that mail will not be processed or postmarked on Sunday, October 7, or Monday, Oct. 8. Registrations mailed on these days will be postmarked October 9. Registrations postmarked Oct. 9 do not meet the Oct. 8 deadline.
Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
- How to find out if you're registered to vote in Washington.
- Voters can visit the Elections website, www.kingcounty.gov/elections, or call the Elections office at 206-296-VOTE for assistance and information.
- Fill out a voter registration form in person at your local Board of Elections office. The King County Elections Headquarters is at 919 SW Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057-2906; the King County Voter Registration Annex is at the King County Administration Building, 500 4th Avenue, Room 311, in Seattle.
- Download a voter registration form from the Board of Elections website and mail it to 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057-2906
- Register online, 24-hours a day by visiting the Secretary of State's website.
- Connect with Washington Elections on Facebook for the MyVote App, which allows you to register through your Facebook account.
Who can register?
To be eligible to register to vote, you must be:
- 18 years old by Election Day (Nov. 6).
- A United States citizen.
- A legal resident of the state of Washington.
- Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections.
Check out the Renton Patch 2012 Election Guide by clicking here.