Know someone who is 18 or will be soon? Encourage them to register to vote.
This year, many high school students can help elect the president, the governor, the whole state House of Representatives, half the state Senate, and more. Encourage 17- and 18-year-olds to register to vote in the upcoming primaries and general elections.
ELIGIBILITY: In Washington State, a person:
* Must be a United States citizen
* Must be at least 18 years old on or before election day
* Must have lived in Washington State for 30 days prior to the election (exceptions apply to military and overseas voters)
* Must not maintain a registration in two or more counties or states or with two or more names
* Must not be a convicted felon without restored civil rights
You cannot be denied voting rights for being subject to guardianship
· The primary is August 7
· The general election is November 6
You can register while 17 but must be 18 on or before Election Day. If you register online, you can choose “college student” or “military” options, which allow you to vote for your local, home officials but receive your mail-in ballot at a different location.
Election Day: Tuesday, August 7
* Online deadline for new voters or address changes, Monday, July 9
* In-person deadline for new Washington voters, Monday, July 30
DEADLINES: GENERAL ELECTION
Election: Tuesday, November 6
* Online deadline for new voters or address changes, Monday, October 8
* In-person deadline for new Washington voters, Monday, October 29
In any election, voters can register online up to 29 days prior to Election Day, or in person up to 8 days prior to Election Day.
Register today, as the online deadline is July, 9 and it comes up fast. For more information and a flyer, go to the WA State PTA website.