OLYMPIA, Wash.-- Time is running out if you want to register to vote in Washington's General Election.
Monday, Oct. 10, is the last day for citizens to register via online or via mail or to update their voter registration information.
Go to www.myvote.wa.gov to register online. Washington is one of eight states that allow voter registration and registration updates via the Internet.
Secretary of State Sam Reed, Washington's chief elections officer, noted that the November election includes many important local races, including several county executive and mayoral contests.
The election also features three statewide initiatives (I-1125, transportation tolls and funding; I-1163, home health-care workers; and I-1183, privatizing liquor sales) and two state constitutional amendments (Senate Joint Resolution 8205, voting in presidential elections; and SJR 8206, dealing with the budget stabilization account), as well as two special legislative contests, in Clark and Spokane counties, to fill unexpired terms.
Ballots go out by Oct. 21 and must be postmarked or returned to an official drop box or elections office by Nov. 8.
"There is too much at stake this year to not vote," Reed said. "But you can't vote unless you're registered."