‘MyVote’ now available

  • Written by Brian Zylstra
Deputy Communications Director/Legislative Liaison

Office of Secretary of State

Many voters want a quick and easy way to learn more about the candidates they’ll see on their primary ballot.

Others simply want a fast and convenient way to register to vote or update their registration status in time for the primary.

For all you voters and would-be voters, a great online tool to use is “MyVote.” It has recentlybeen revamped by our elections division so it’s more convenient to use than ever.

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If you’ve never registered to vote in Washington, or if you’ve recently moved and need to update your registration status, you can do either through MyVote.

To get started, just type in your first and last name and your date of birth.

July 9 is the deadline for Washington residents to register online or to update their registration status if they want to vote in the 2012 primary.

Washington uses a voter-approved Top 2 Primary. You may vote for your favorite candidate for each office without regard to party. The two top vote-getters for each office will advance to the general election this fall.

Voters can see their customized voters’ guide thanks to “MyVote, ”including the U.S. Senate contest, and congressional, statewide, legislative, local and judicial races.

“MyVote” also tells you your ballot status, the places where you can return your ballot, and how to contact your elected officials.

The 2012 primary concludes Aug. 7.

Voting will be entirely by mail. Ballots recently were mailed to military and overseas voters. Ballots will be sent to other Washington voters starting July 20.

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