Oct. 3, 2008
Want to vote in November? You have to register first
King County Elections open extended hours to accommodate public
The deadline for most voters to register to vote or update their registration information is fast approaching: tomorrow. Saturday, Oct. 4 is the last day for mail in and online voter registrations and transfers for the Nov. 4 General Election. Voters not currently registered in Washington have until Oct. 20 to register in-person to vote at the King County Elections office in Renton.
In addition to be open extended hours tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., King County Elections will also be registering all voters at a youth voter registration drive at Seattle City Hall from noon to 4 p.m.
“Voters should make sure that they are registered at the right address before it’s too late,” said King County Elections director Sherril Huff.
To confirm your registration information, use the “Your Voter Guide” feature at http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections. This online tool is custom-designed for each voter with the location and map to his or her assigned poll site, sample ballot, and official candidate statements.
Who can vote?
To be eligible to vote, you must be:
- Eighteen years old by Nov. 4;
- A United States citizen;
- A resident of King County; and
- Not presently denied your voting rights due to a felony conviction.
How to register to vote
Registering to vote is easy-- visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections, fill out a registration form online or print one and mail it to King County Elections, postmarked by Saturday, Oct. 4. Mail-in voter registrations are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Russian, and Vietnamese.
Oct. 13 – Voters’ Pamphlets mailed
Oct. 15 - 17 – Absentee ballots mailed
Oct. 20 – Deadline for new Washington residents to register to vote in-person.
Nov. 4 – 392 polling locations open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, call the King County voter hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683).