Washington sets a record with National Voter Registration Day 2018

Since 2012, elections officials across the nation have made National Voter Registration Day an annual focal point of public awareness campaigns to get more eligible citizens to register to vote.

In Washington, like in many other states, the effort has concentrated largely on getting young adults to sign up as registered voters.

This year, more new voters registered online during National Voter Registration Day than in any previous year’s event, even beating the online registrations from National Voter Registration in the 2016 presidential election year.

Elections Division officials report that 8,605 Washingtonians registered to vote online for National Voter Registration Day 2018, topping the 8,271 registrants during the 2016 event.

The deadline to register online or by mail to vote in this year’s General Election is October 8.