Voter registration deadline for the 2018 General Election is Monday, Oct. 29

 

OLYMPIA - More than 4.3 million Washingtonians have already received

ballots to participate in the 2018 General Election, and thousands of

eligible but unregistered voters have until Monday afternoon, Oct. 29,

to join them and participate.

 

In-person voter registration is available in each of the 39 county

elections offices until the close of business Monday afternoon. Hours

of operation for county elections offices can be found on the

Secretary of State's

website<https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/viewauditors.aspx>. County

elections officials across the state reported this week that in-person

registrations have reached very high volumes, with hundreds of

newly-registered voters joining the state voter rolls each day.

 

"Every eligible Washingtonian deserves to have their voices heard

through voting," said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. "To do that, the

first step is registering. Our elections are accessible and secure,

and we need informed and participating citizens to make our government

truly responsive to the people."

 

Secretary Wyman encouraged voters who haven't yet cast ballots to

complete and return them as soon as possible. Those who've mailed

their ballots using this year's postage-free return envelopes, or

submitted them at available county drop boxes can check ballot status

at the MyVote<http://myvote.wa.gov/> website.

 

Secretary Wyman offered this additional guidance to people who haven't

yet voted:

 

 

*         You should have received your ballot by now. If you have

not, contact your county elections

office<https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors/>.

 

*         Be an informed voter. The voters' pamphlet is a few clicks

away when you visit vote.wa.gov<http://vote.wa.gov>.

 

*         Vote early, mail early! A late postmark disqualifies your

ballot. Officials recommend mailing by Friday, Nov. 2, or using a

county drop box. Drop boxes are open until 8 p.m. Nov. 6. Find the

closest one by logging in to MyVote<http://myvote.wa.gov/>.

 

*         Remember to sign and date your ballot envelope.

 

*         Only let someone that you trust deliver your ballot for you.

 

*         Be suspicious of calls claiming to help you fill out your ballot.

 

For more elections best practice tips, visit the Secretary of State's

website<https://www.sos.wa.gov/> or follow the office's Twitter

account at @SecStateWA<https://twitter.com/secstatewa>.

 

Washington's Office of Secretary of State oversees a number of areas

within state government, including managing state

elections<https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/>, registering

corporations<https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/> and

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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