Online voter registration reaches new heights
A decade after Washington became the second state in the country to take voter registration online, 35 states and the District of Columbia (that other Washington, as some know it) have followed suit.
Under current law, the deadline for online voter registration is 30 days before Election Day, so the deadline for registering to vote in the August Primary Election passed this week, on July 9th.
Thanks to the excellent work by our Elections Division, thousands of Washingtonians registered to vote online in time to cast ballots in August . So many new voters signed up via the website in just the opening days of July that this is already Washington’s biggest month for online voter registration since the November 2016 election.
As of Friday, we have nearly 4.3 million registered voters in Washington eligible to vote in the August primary, for which ballots will go out by July 20. Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of how Washington voters have signed up since 2016.
Though the deadline has passed for registering in time to vote in the August 7th Primary, it’s not too late to register for the November General Election. Go to MyVote.wa.gov to verify your registration status, update your voter record, register to vote, find accessible voting centers, and more.
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This is great information. I am also wondering if you have the numbers that show how many eligible voters there are in WA vs registered voters? Thanks!
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