Individuals have through Saturday, July 18 to register to vote or transfer an existing registration to a new address for the upcoming August 18, 2009 Primary. Individuals who have never registered to vote in Washington State may register in-person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office through Monday, August 10.
“The 2009 Primary will feature a number of high impact local races such as several county council, city council, and school board positions. I hope every eligible citizen takes this opportunity to participate and help choose who will lead our communities in the coming years. The Primary is the first step in this process,” said County Auditor Carolyn Weikel.
In order to register to vote in the state of Washington, a person must: · be a citizen of the United States; · have lived in Washington State for at least 30 days; · be at least 18 years old by Election Day; and · not currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections or other criminal justice system due to a felony conviction.
Individuals with a state issued driver’s license or ID may register to vote online at www.vote.wa.gov. Mail-in voter registration forms can be found online as well. Voter registration forms are also available at local libraries, post offices, and at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office. Mail-in forms must be post-marked by Saturday, July 18.
First time voters wanting to vote in this election may register in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office through Monday, August 10. The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is located on the first floor of the Snohomish County Administration West Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett. The office is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Voters may check and update their registration status online at www.vote.wa.gov . If you are currently registered as an active voter, you do not need to register again.
Complete information on what races will be voted upon in the August 18 Primary can be found on the Snohomish County Auditor’s Website at www.snoco.org/elections.
For additional information contact Snohomish County Elections at (425) 388-3444.