Elections are coming up – are you ready to vote?

The fall election cycle is fast approaching and King County Elections director Sherril Huff reminds voters of upcoming registration deadlines. Saturday, July 19 is the last day for mail in and online voter registrations and transfers for the August 19 Primary.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:58pm
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Elections worker Harbagh Singh

Elections worker Harbagh Singh

The fall election cycle is fast approaching and King County Elections director Sherril Huff reminds voters of upcoming registration deadlines. Saturday, July 19 is the last day for mail in and online voter registrations and transfers for the August 19 Primary.

New Washington voters have until Aug. 4 to register in-person to vote.

King County Elections will have convenient office hours on Saturday, July 19 and Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Over the past six months, King County has processed nearly 237,900 new and updated voter registrations; 42 percent more than this time in 2004,” Huff said. “Judging by the incredible interest, we’re expecting a record-setting turnout this year.”

Who can vote?

To be eligible to vote, you must be:

• Eighteen years old by August 19;

• A United States citizen;

• A resident of King County; and

• Not presently denied your voting rights due to a felony conviction.

How to register

Registering to vote is easy– visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections, fill out a registration form and mail it to King County Elections, postmarked by Saturday, July 19. Mail-in voter registrations are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Russian, and Vietnamese.

You can also register to vote in person by visiting:

• King County Elections’ Renton office – open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 919 S.W. Grady Way.

• One of King County’s seven Community Service Centers; or,

• A Washington State drivers license facility or other state government offices, including military recruitment and public assistance offices.

King County Elections is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 919 SW Grady Way in Renton. For directions or more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections or call 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Important dates

• July 28 – Voters’ Pamphlets mailed

• July 30 to Aug. 1 – Absentee ballots mailed

• Aug. 4 – Deadline for new Washington residents to register to vote in-person.

• Aug. 19 – 396 polling locations open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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