Important voter registration deadline on Monday
The 2011 primary election is around the corner. Monday, July 18, is the deadline to register to vote online or by mail, or to update registration information. Ballots will be mailed at the end of July, and the deadline to return ballots is Election Day, August 16.
"Every election brings interesting and important choices, but you need to be registered to vote," said Elections Director Sherril Huff. "Voters who are already registered can help us make sure their ballots reach them and help lower election costs just by keeping their addresses up to date."
Voters can check if their registration information is current by using Your 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. to 4:30 p.m. at 919 Southwest Grady Way, Renton.
Voters who miss the July 18 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 at the Elections office through August 8.
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.
King County Elections recently returned to its Renton headquarters at 919 Southwest Grady Way. This location offers a wonderful viewing loop for the public to take a self-guided tour and observe the election process in action. The best days to visit are weekdays August 1 to 19, during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, August 16).
How to register to vote
Registering to vote is easy:
Print a registration form and return it to Elections
Visit the Elections office
Voter registration forms and updates submitted after voter registration deadlines will take effect after the August 2011 primary election.