Registration is still open to vote in April 17 election

April 5, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 5:30 p.m. April 5, 2012

King County residents not registered to vote in Washington can still register in person at the King County Elections office or the voter registration annex through April 9, elections officials announced Thursday.

The ballot includes a question for Issaquah School District voters. The electorate faces a choice on a $219 million school construction bond in the special election. (The school district stretches from Preston to Newcastle, and from Sammamish to Renton.)

“Register to vote so you can participate in the April 17 special election,” Elections Director Sherril Huff said in a statement. “Once you’re registered, you’ll have the opportunity to vote in every election and help shape the future of your community.”

People can also register in person at King County Elections from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 919 S.W. Grady Way, Renton. Or register in person at the Voter Registration Annex in the King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave., Room 311, Seattle. The annex is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.

In order to register as a Washington voter, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a Washington resident, at least 18 by Election Day and not under the authority of the state Department of Corrections.

In Washington, voters do not register by political party or declare political party membership to vote.

Issaquah School District officials opted not to pay to include a voters’ pamphlet alongside ballots.

Voters can return completed ballots at a drop box or through the mail. Mailed ballots require a 45-cent first-class stamp.

The elections office opened a ballot drop box at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. The ballot drop box in Issaquah and other locations countywide remain open until 8 p.m. April 17.

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