Voter registration deadlines approaching
Anyone who has not registered to vote must do so by Aug. 17 to take part in the state's Sept. 17 primary, said Secretary of the State Ralph Munro.
For those who miss the first deadline, there is an additional two-week period to sign up through special procedures.
To register to vote, you must be a United States citizen, a resident of the state of Washington, and at least 18 years of age by the time of the election.
Voter registration forms are available at a variety of locations in the state, including county courthouses, city halls, public schools, and libraries, fire stations, and many state offices that serve the public. You can also sign up through the "Motor Voter" program at any of the state's 62 driver license examining stations.
Washington's 1996 primary will narrow the field of candidates for Congress, statewide elective offices, the Legislature, and judicial positions.
The state's general election, which will take place on Nov. 5, will also include candidates for president and at least four statewide ballot measures.
For more information on voting and voter registration, call the Secretary of State's toll-free Voter Information Hotline at 1-800-448-4881.