If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
First of all, are you even registered to vote? Check the Secretary of State's site.
If you're not registered the last day in Washington to register is:
- Saturday, October 6 for mail-in registration and updates.**
- Monday, October 8 for online registration and updates
**The US Postal Service has confirmed that mail will not be processed or postmarked on Sunday, October 7, or Monday, October 8. Registrations mailed on these days will be postmarked October 9. Registrations postmarked October 9 do not meet the October 8 deadline.
King County residents can visit King County Elections to download registration forms. The site also has information about where you can pick up a form.
If you'd like to register online, you can do so 24 hours a day on the Secretary of State's website.