Oct. 29 is in-person voter registration deadline
Issued: October 25, 2012
OLYMPIA...Citizens who currently are not registered to vote in Washington have until Monday, Oct. 29, to register in person to vote in the General Election.
Residents can register at their county elections office. To find out the location of your county elections office, go here and then click on your county on the Washington map.
Secretary of State Sam Reed urges Washington residents who haven’t registered yet to do so if they want their voice heard in this key election.
"This year's General Election is very important since it includes races from U.S. president all the way down to the local level," said Reed, Washington's chief elections officer. "There also are important and controversial ballot measures, including same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana, charter schools and reimposing restrictions on tax increases. But you can’t vote unless you’re registered, so make sure to register before it's too late."
Reed reminds people to not wait until Monday to register and to check the hours that your county elections office will be open, as some county offices will be open this Saturday.
"We are expecting long voter registration lines on Monday," Reed added.
To register to vote in Washington, people must be:
- a citizen of the United States;
- a legal resident of Washington State;
- at least 18 years old by Election Day;
- not under the authority of the state Department of Corrections; and
- not disqualified from voting due to a court order.
For more information, call the state Elections Division at (360) 902-4180 or visit the Elections Division website.