Secretary of State’s Office reminds voters to return their ballots ASAP

Deadline to register in person,receive a ballot in time to participate in the General Election is 8 p.m. on Election Day

OLYMPIA — With six days to go until the Nov. 3 General Election, the

Office of the Secretary of State is reminding voters to return their
ballots as soon as possible.
 
Voters are encouraged to return their ballots by placing them in any
of the nearly 500 ballot drop boxes statewide. Drop-box locations can
be found by logging in to
VoteWA.gov<https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx>, as well as on
the Secretary of State’s Office
 
Ballots may also be returned by U.S. mail – no postage required – but
must be postmarked by Nov. 3 to qualify for the election. The U.S.
Postal Service recommends voters return their ballots at least a week
before Election Day. Voters can track their ballots and check their
ballot status on VoteWA.gov.
 
“We encourage voters to cast their ballots as soon as possible –
whether by drop box or U.S. mail – to ensure their votes count and
their voices are heard,” said Assistant Secretary of State Mark Neary.
“Voters who have not received a ballot should contact a county
away to ensure their registration is up to date. For people who
haven’t registered to vote but would like to participate in the
General Election, there’s still time.”
 
Though Oct. 26 was the last day for online and mailed registrations or
updates to be received, people can visit a county elections office to
register in person. The deadline to register in person and receive a
ballot in time to participate in the General Election is 8 p.m. on
Election Day.
 
More election information, including important dates and deadlines, an
online voter guide, and election data and statistics, is available at
 
Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State oversees a number of
areas within state government, including managing state
elections<https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/>, registering
charities<https://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/>, and governing the use of
the state flag and state seal. The office also manages the State
Archives<https://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/> and the State
Library<https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/>, documents extraordinary
stories in Washington’s history through Legacy
Washington<https://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/>, oversees the Combined Fund
Drive<https://www.cfd.wa.gov/> for charitable giving by state
employees, and administers the state’s Address Confidentiality
Program<https://www.sos.wa.gov/acp/> to help protect survivors of
crime.
 

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