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October 26, 10:57 AM click here to comment > 0

First-time Washington voters have until Monday, October 29th to register


It’s not as widely publicized as the general voter registration deadline that passed on October 8th, but if you’re a first-time voter in Washington state you still have until this Monday, October 29th to register to vote in time for the November election. You’re eligible if you’ve never voted anywhere before or if you’ve voted previously in another state but haven’t registered in Washington since you moved here. You’ll need to go in person to your local elections office, but that’s a small price to pay to ensure that your voice is represented in the ballot measures and races that will be decided 11 days from now.

If you live here in King County you have two locations to choose from:

King County Elections Headquarters
919 SW Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
206-296-VOTE (8683)
Open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

King County Voter Registration Annex
King County Administration Building
500 4th Avenue, Room 311
Seattle, WA 98104
206-296-VOTE (8683)
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4:30 pm

See here for more information on both locations. Being able to register to vote up until the Monday before an election is a great way to make sure that everyone who’s eligible is able to participate. Please help spread the word to anyone you know who’s never voted in Washington state before and isn’t currently registered to vote. If you have any further questions about voting in King County, King County Elections has an excellent site here with more information, including a link to a personalized online voter’s guide with statements from each campaign.

Posted by: Sol Villarreal