National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 28, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman is encouraging all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote in time for the Nov. 2 General Election.
“Your vote matters – especially this year. Non-presidential elections are important because many of the candidates and issues on your ballot are local and will have a greater impact on your everyday life,” said Secretary Wyman. “So if you’re eligible to vote and haven’t registered, or you need to update your registration, visit VoteWA.gov today.”
Eligible citizens can register to vote or update their registration online at VoteWA.gov using either a Washington state driver’s license or I.D., or download and print a registration form (available in 23 languages) and send it via U.S. mail. People may also visit a county elections office or voting center to register to vote or update their registration in person.
The deadline to register to vote or update voter registrations online or by mail is Monday, Oct. 25, in order to qualify for the General Election. However, people can register to vote or update their registration in person at a county elections office during business hours and up to 8 p.m. on Election Day. For more information, visit sos.wa.gov/elections/voters.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. PDT, Secretary Wyman and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will host a joint AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit and talk about being prepared for the upcoming election and why it is important to vote in local elections. People who wish to participate can visit @secstatewa on Twitter on Sept. 28 for a link to join the AMA.
Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State oversees a number of areas within state government, including managing state elections, registering corporations and charities, and governing the use of the state flag and state seal. The office also manages the State Archives and the State Library, documents extraordinary stories in Washington’s history through Legacy Washington, oversees the Combined Fund Drive for charitable giving by state employees and administers the state’s Address Confidentiality Program to help protect survivors of crime.