King County Elections to open Saturday for voter registration

October 5, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. Oct. 5, 2012

King County Elections is open Saturday to accommodate high volumes of voter registrations and updates to voter registration information.

The elections office, 919 S.W. Grady Way, Renton, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so voters can register and update information in person. Saturday is the deadline for mail-in registrations and updates. Monday is the deadline for online registrations and updates.

Monday is Columbus Day, but the elections office and the Voter Registration Annex, 500 Fourth Ave., Room 311, Seattle, remain open for voters.

The elections office is usually open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The annex is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The deadline for in-person registrations is Oct. 29.

Election Day is Nov. 6, and ballots must be postmarked or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m.

Facebook users can like the Secretary of State’s MyVote app in order to register to vote.

More information about registration — by mail or online — is available at the King County Elections registration website, www.kingcounty.gov/elections/registration.

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.

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