by Brian Zylstra | July 3rd, 2014
Hey, voters and would-be voters! This year’s Primary is just a few weeks away. In fact, it ends on August 5.
If you haven’t registered to vote and want to take part in this year’s Primary, you need to register soon. Monday, July 7, is the deadline for online and mail-in registrations, and voter registration updates.
For citizens who have not already registered to vote in Washington, Monday, July 28, is the last day to register in-person at their county elections office.
To be eligible to register to vote in time for the Primary, you must be:
• 18 years old by Election Day (August 5).
• A United States citizen.
• A legal resident of the state of Washington.
• Not under the supervision of the state Department of Corrections for a Washington felony conviction.
• Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.
More information for voters or would-be voters can be found here.
Counties will be mailing Primary ballots to most voters by July 18. Counties recently sent out Primary ballots to military and overseas voters. This includes ballots issued electronically.
The top two finishers in each Primary race advance to this fall’s General Election, which ends November 4.
Go here to view the 2014 Primary Online Voters’ Guide, which includes info on candidates in all 10 congressional district races (including the hotly contested battle in the 4th CD to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings) and state Senate and House races.