Register to vote!

The 2018 Legislative Session saw important, progressive reform to access to democracy in Washington. 

Thanks to the passage of a whole host of voting rights bills, Washingtonians– particularly those from communities traditionally marginalized from the voting process– will now enjoy simplified, expanded access to the polls.

The voters’ rights package of bills included:

The Washington Voting Rights Act, which paves the way for district-based local elections that will be more responsive for communities of color.

Automatic Voter Registration, which makes it simpler and quicker for Washingtonians to register to vote when applying for a driver’s license, instead of filling out separate paperwork to be registered.

Pre-registration for teens aged 16 and 17, who, after pre-registering, will be automatically eligible to vote on their 18th birthday.

Same day registration, which will allow voters to register on the same day as an election and vote right afterwards.

These bills will go into effect on June 7, 2018. Until then, here is the information for how to register to vote in Washington. 

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