Posts tagged: registration problems
OLYMPIA — Nearly 21,000 residents who either signed up to vote or updated their registration by using a state web site might not have been mailed a ballot or may have been sent a ballot for their old address.
The Washington Secretary of State's office said late Monday that some voters who used the Department of Licensing's web site to register or change their address may not have received a ballot because the DoL computer wasn't sending that information to the SecState computer.
Nearly 15,000 voters who tried to update their registration address when they updated their drivers license address filled out a form online and on time, but that information wasn't forwarded to the Secretary of State's office until last Friday. Some of those voters may have received ballots that were sent to a previous address and forwarded to them; others may not have received a ballot
Almost 6,000 who weren't registered may have filled out the “update your voter registration” form which doesn't have enough information for a new registration.
So what's a wouldbe voter to do? On Election Eve, the Secretary of State's office says if you believe you registered but haven't received a ballot — or if you changed your address but received a ballot for your old location — go to your county elections office or a Voter Service Center to fill out a registration form and cast a provisional ballot.
For information on the location of county elections offices and voter service centers, click here.