With all the craziness this year has thrown at us, it is easy to forget that we may have neglected to keep our voter registration information current. Outdated information might mean a ballot is delayed or misdirected. This includes:
- You have moved since you last voted. Even if you just moved across the hall from Apartment 2B to 2A, you will need to update your voting address.
- You stayed put but started using a post office box (your mailing address is now different from your residential address).
- Your last name has changed since you last voted.
Your ballot might also be missing because the auditor has received information that has resulted in your voter registration being marked ‘inactive’.
- At some point, a ballot or auditor’s letter was sent to you and returned to the auditor marked “undeliverable” by the Post Office. Or that the Post Office notified the County Auditor that you have moved out of county. If you have not yet updated your voter registration with your new address, you may not receive a ballot.
It is easy to check on your voter registration information. You may do so in person at the County Auditor’s office or you can go online to check.
Check Your Voter Registration in 3 Easy Steps!
STEP ONE: go to VoteWA.gov or scan this QR code with your smart phone camera.
STEP TWO: Enter your legal name and birthdate and click the Submit button.
STEP THREE: Confirm that your registration status is “Active” and your residential address is correct. If it’s not, click the “update my name or address” blue button to update your information.
That’s it. Contact the County Auditor’s office immediately for a replacement if your ballot has not arrived by Oct. 19.
Vote. It matters.