Washington, Oregon, Idaho Residents: Hurry Up And Register If You Want To Vote Nov. 6

Gus Clark deposits his vote-by-mail ballot in a collection box in Seattle in the 2016 election. CREDIT: TED S. WARREN/AP
Gus Clark deposits his vote-by-mail ballot in a collection box in Seattle in the 2016 election. CREDIT: TED S. WARREN/AP

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During the last midterm election in 2014, over a quarter of the eligible voters in Washington were not registered.

Last year, voter turnout in Oregon’s primary was the lowest in recorded history.

With a month before the next election, you don’t have much time left to register if you want to vote November 6 in Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

WASHINGTON

Registration Deadline: Monday, Oct. 8

Information: Washington Secretary of State

In Washington, gun-safety initiatives, close races for the U.S. House and Senate, and a carbon tax are just a few subjects up to voters.

For Washington residents, the deadline to submit voter registration information online or by mail is Monday, October 8.

All of the state’s eligible voters can go to MyVote.wa.gov to register.

Anyone unable to use MyVote to register or update their information can also print registration forms in any of 21 languages and either mail the forms to county election officials by October 8 or in person by October 29.

IDAHO
Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct. 12 (for early or absentee); Nov. 6 for same-day, in-person voting.

Information: Idaho Secretary of State

OREGON

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 16 (online, by mail or in person)

Information: Oregon Secretary of State

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