If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
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, according to National Voter Registration Day organizers.
The voter registration deadline for Washington is Oct. 6 for mail-in registration and updates** and Oct. 8 for online registration and updates.
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
- 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.
**The US Postal Service has confirmed that mail will not be processed or postmarked on Sunday, October 7, or Monday, October 8. Registrations mailed on these days will be postmarked October 9. Registrations postmarked October 9 do not meet the October 8 deadline.