Registration deadline approaches for August primary, parks district vote

Want to vote on a Seattle tax district to pay for the city’s parks and community centers? Monday is the deadline for Washington State voters to register or update addresses for the August election. The summer primary will include the ballot measure allowing Seattle voters to decide on the creation of a new Seattle Park District. You’ll also have your first opportunity to weigh in on the Jess Spear vs. Frank Chopp race for Legislative District No. 43 Representative Position No. 2.

Citizens who want to vote in the August 5 primary election have until Monday, July 7 to register to vote or update voter registration information online or by mail. King County Elections will mail primary election ballots to all registered voters on July 16, so it’s important that citizens register to vote and keep their address and other information, including their signature, updated.

Voters can check to make sure their registration information is current by:

* Using My Voter Guide online
* Calling the Voter Hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683)
* Visiting King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton. Weekdays 8:30-4:30
* Visiting the Voter Registration Annex, 500 4th Avenue, Room 440, Seattle. Weekdays from 8:30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4:30 pm

How to register to vote

By mail
In person

Voters who miss the July 7 deadline to update their registration should still contact the Elections office to update their information for future elections. King County residents not currently registered in Washington can register in person at the Elections office through July 28.

Who can register?

To be eligible to register to vote, you must be:

* 18 years old by election day (August 6)
* A United States citizen
* A legal resident of the state of Washington
* Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections

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