Sept. 26 is National Voter Registration Day
Posted on 09/13/2017

Have you moved recently? Did you just turn 18? Has your named changed? Now is the perfect time to update your voter registration before the November election. Sept. 26 is National Voter Registration Day, an event designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. 

To register to vote in Washington you must be a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Washington state, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not disqualified from voting due to a court order and not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.

There are three ways citizens can register to vote: online, in person or by mail. In order to participate in the Nov. 7 election, you must register online or through mail by Oct. 9, or in-person by Oct. 30.

You can register or update your information 24 hours a day on the Washington Secretary of State’s website here. To use this resource, you will need a current Washington state driver’s license or a current Washington state ID card. If you don’t have either of these, you can still register in-person or by mail. 

Citizens can also print out a voter registration form on the Secretary of State website here and mail it to King County Elections: 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057.

Lastly, you can update your information or register to vote in-person at the King County Elections headquarters (919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057) or the Voter Registration Annex (King County Administration Building: 500 Fourth Ave., Room 440, Seattle, WA 98104). Both locations are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about voting in King County at kingcounty.gov/elections.

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