Washington residents who haven’t registered to vote but want to cast a ballot in this year’s election have until Oct. 31 to get it done. They’ll have to make a little trip.
Between now and next Monday, U.S. citizens who live in Washington can go to their county elections office and sign up in person by filling out the standard registration form. In Spokane County, that’s at 1033 W. Gardner. For the rest of the state, check the Secretary of State website for a map that will tell you where to go.
In Idaho, residents can register on Election Day at their local poll site. That’s not possible in Washington and the deadline for online and mail-in registration has passed.
To be eligible to vote, residents must be at least 18 by Nov. 8, and a U.S. citizen. They can’t be a felon under the supervision of the Department of Corrections, or have had the right to vote taken away by a court. You need to have been a resident of Washington since at least Oct. 9.
Bring some identification to the elections office. The most common is a Washington state driver’s license or a state ID card. People who don’t have either can use the last four digits of their Social Security number.
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