Voter registration deadline July 9
July 3, 2012
July 9 is the deadline to register to vote or update registration information in time to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election.
Voters can check to make sure their registration information is current by using My Voter Guide online, by calling the Voter Hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683), or by visiting King County Elections weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton.
“We’ll be mailing ballots for the primary election soon, so it’s very important that voters’ names, addresses and signatures are current,” said Sherril Huff, Director of Elections for King County in a press release. “If you’ve moved or changed your name recently, you need to update your voter registration.”
Signatures tend to change over time so it’s also important for voters to update their signature on file at elections. This helps avoid problems when elections reviews and verifies each voter’s signature before the ballot can be counted.
Voters who miss the July 9 deadline to update their registration should still contact the elections office to update their information for future elections. King County residents not currently registered in Washington can register in person after July 9 at the elections office through July 30.
Details and registration forms are available on the King County Elections website www.kingcounty.gov/elections. Online registration is available through the Secretary of State website, www.sos.wa.gov.
Who can register?
To be eligible to register to vote, you must be:
- 18 years old by election day (August 7)
- A United States citizen
- A legal resident of the state of Washington
- Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections
Voters can visit the Elections website, www.kingcounty.gov/elections, or call the Elections office at 206-296-VOTE for assistance and information.