Voter registration deadline Jan. 14 for Special Election

  • Friday, January 11, 2019 12:58pm
  • News

Citizens who want to vote in the Feb. 12 special election have until Monday, Jan. 14 to register to vote or update voter registration information online or by mail.

King County Elections will mail special election ballots to registered voters on Jan. 23, 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 Information
  • Calling the Voter Hotline at 206-296-VOTE (8683)
  • Visiting King County Elections
  • 919 SW Grady Way, Renton
  • Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Visiting the King County Elections Annex
  • 500 4th Avenue, Room 440, Seattle
  • Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to register to vote

  • Online: the easiest way to register to vote
  • By mail: Download a registration form and mail it in
  • In person: at King County Elections or the King County Elections Annex

Voters who miss the Jan. 14 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 Feb. 4.

Who can register?

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

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state
  • At least 18 years old by election day
  • Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order

More in News

After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo
State lawmakers consider eviction reform legislation

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is bill’s prime sponsor.

Police bid farewell to K9

Ace retired in early March after six years with the department.

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

March will mark the final print edition of the Reporter

Thank you all for the support throughout the years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

Courtesy photo
State lawmakers seek permanent daylight saving time in Washington

Senate and House are working toward compromise on two bills; voters could decide in November election

File photo of Tukwila Police Department vehicle. Courtesy photo
Tukwila police respond to Saturday incident at Southcenter

The case is currently being investigated by the department’s Major Crimes Unit.

Most Read