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Online voter registration closes tonight in WA

OLYMPIA — Time is running out for  Washington residents who want to vote for president, governor, for or against legalized marijuana, same-sex marriage, charter schools or any or all of the other things on the Nov. 6 ballot. Tonight is the deadline to sign up online and still be eligible to vote in the general election.

You can't just fill out a paper form and mail it in, because today is a federal holiday, and your application won't get post-marked in time. But you can register by computer over the Internet -- which presumably you have, considering you are reading this blog post -- by going to the different secretary of state website, My Vote. It will walk you through the process and save you a stamp. But only until the end of the day.

For those who want the experience of going to the elections office in person  filling out the form and handing it to another human being, that option is available until Oct. 29. But call the elections office first to check their hours; because of government reductions, different counties have different closing times. To find a number for you county elections office, click here.

 




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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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