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Saturday marks the registration deadline to vote in King County’s first vote-by-mail primary election
Saturday, July 18, is the last day for mail-in and online voter registrations and transfers for the August primary.
New Washington voters have until Aug. 10 to register to vote in person at the elections office.
“Now that King County votes entirely by mail, it is more important than ever for voters to keep their addresses up to date with the elections office,” said King County Elections Director Sherril Huff. “We want to make sure that each voter receives their ballot with plenty of time to enable them to cast an educated vote.”
Huff explained the primary reason some voters may not receive their ballot in time to vote is because they’ve moved and haven’t updated their address.
Voters who want to be sure that their ballot was mailed out to them can visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections and clicking on "mail ballot tracking.”
Who can vote?
To be eligible to vote in the King County primary, you must be:
· Eighteen years old by Aug. 18;
·A United States citizen;
·A resident of King County; and
·Not presently denied your voting rights due to a felony conviction.
How to register to vote
Registering to vote is easy — visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections and register online or print and complete a registration form and mail it to King County Elections, postmarked by Saturday, July 18. Mail-in voter registrations are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Russian and Vietnamese.
July 29 — Voters’ pamphlets mailed
July 30 — Ballots mailed to all voters in King County
Aug. 10 — Deadline for new Washington residents to register to vote in person.
Aug. 18 — Election day. Ballots must be returned at a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on election day or be postmarked on or before Aug. 18.
For more information, call the King County voter hotline at (206) 296-VOTE (8683).