October 10 is the deadline to register to vote online (DO IT RIGHT NOW!) or to walk in at a county elections office and register, in order to be eligible to vote in the November 8 general election. If you turn 18 on or before November 8, you can vote, but you must be registered ahead of time.
The mail-in registration deadline is either October 8 or 11. The deadline originally set by the state was October 10, but that is a federal holiday. If you want to be sure your mailed-in voter registration is accepted, you better just get it post-marked by this Friday, October 8. Secretary of State Kim Wyman has asked county election official to accept voter registrations post-marked October 11, so that is now up to each county, and subject to legal challenge. I wouldn’t suggest risking it.
For those choosing to print out an old-school voter registration card, or make a trip to their local election office, here are the details how to do that for King County, Pierce County, and Snohomish County. County offices will be open for business on Monday, October 10, in King, Pierce, and Snohomish County.
But really, if you are reading this, all you have to do is click this link, and fill out all the requested information. DO IT RIGHT NOW!
CLARIFICATION: You must have a Washington-state-issued photo ID or drivers’ license (with your signature on it) in order to register online. The state is able to verify the validity of your registration by looking at the signature it has on file.
If you live in the Sound Transit taxing district (most of the populated area of King, Pierce and Snohomish County), you have the opportunity to vote on a major transit investment package, commonly known as Sound Transit 3, but on the ballot as Regional Proposition 1.
If you have not registered to vote at your current address yet, please go to the Secretary of State’s online voter registration page, RIGHT NOW!