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Deadline to Register Online or By Mail This Monday, October 26

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King County Elections is reminding voters the deadline to register to vote online or by mail by is this coming Monday, October 26. In-person registration at one of King County Elections’ Vote Centers will still be available up until Election Day, November 3, at 8p.m. sharp.

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To register to vote online or by mail, visit VoteWA.gov to get started. Those registering online will need a WA State ID or driver's license.

As of today, an estimated 556,000 ballots or 40% have been returned. King County Elections projects record-breaking turnout at 90%, with the previous record of 85% during the 2012 Presidential Election. To date, there are 1.4 million registered voters.

To register in-person, voters can find their closest Vote Center here. Most centers will be open Saturday, October 31 through Election Day. King County Elections Headquarters' Vote Center in Renton is already open and available on weekdays.

Vote centers are available to register new voters, update current voter records, obtain a voter registration card and to provide assistance to voters who need help completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.

To be eligible to register to vote, you 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 Department of Corrections
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

King County Elections mailed ballots to registered voters on October 14. Any voter who has not received their ballot should print one out at home or call 206-296-VOTE (8683) to get a replacement.

Media contact

Hannah Kurowski
King County Elections
hkurowski@kingcounty.gov
206.348.9137

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