If you still aren’t registered to vote, it’s not too late, but you’ll need to hustle–today is the last day to register to vote in the November 3 election.

It’s a great time to get involved by voting in your local elections. In Seattle, this is the first outing for district elections, which means all nine council seats are up for grabs. The critically important Move Seattle ballot measure, which would add seven new RapidRide routes, implement the Bicycle Master Plan, partially fund the deferred Graham Street light rail station and the Northgate pedestrian bridge, and build sidewalks across the city, is on the ballot. So is Initiative 122, which would change the way we fund elections by funding “democracy vouchers” for every citizen to donate real money to the candidates of their choice, and place new restrictions on campaign donations. And Tim Eyman’s latest power grab, Initiative 1366, is waiting for your “no” vote.

In other words, what are you waiting for? Go out, register, and weigh in on the local issues and candidates on the ballot in Seattle and other local elections. And once you’re registered, check out our endorsements for Seattle races, suburban races, and local transit measures. Ballots must be postmarked or delivered to an official drop box or van by 8pm on Tuesday, November 3.

3 Replies to “Still Not Registered to Vote? It’s Not Too Late!”

  1. So publish a post at 1:00 (voter registration closes at 4:30 I think) to catch the maybe ONE voter who will see this and decide to go to downtown Seattle and register to vote within 3.5 hours of this article’s publishing time (and upon voting, won’t change a single outcome of the election unless it’s literally a tie)?

    Not to be an ungrateful grumpy cat, but I don’t really get the point. Especially when there’s an interesting article about Mercer Island that is after this article.

    1. 1) It may be more than one person. 2) There may be a tie. 3) There may be people working near downtown who can register. 4) Perthaps STB have posted it a day or two earlier.

      It’s dangerous to assume what the results will be like or how many people would be affected by a message, and say it’s going too well to do something, because sometimes it does come down to one vote or fifty votes. For instance, some the monorail measures, and the Gregoire vs Rossi gubernatorial race.

  2. As a disabled, senior, property owner who *supports* Prop 1, I urge you all to vote. Transit makes Seattle affordable for me now. Progressive transit and pedestrian-oriented planning … Hurrah!

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