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Registration deadlines approaching for Aug. 6 primary

Washington state officials wish to remind citizens that this year's primary election will end on Aug. 6, and if you haven't registered to vote in it, you need to act soon.

Monday, July 8, is the deadline for online and mail-in registrations, as well as voter registration updates. Mail-in forms must be postmarked by that date.

For citizens who have not already registered to vote in Washington state, the last day to register in-person at their county elections office is Monday, July 29.

To be eligible to register to vote, you must be:

• 18 years old by Election Day on Aug. 6.

• A United States citizen.

• A legal resident of Washington who has lived in the state for at least 30 days.

• Not under the supervision of the state Department of Corrections for a Washington felony conviction.

• Not disqualified from voting due to a court order.

Individuals with state-issued driver's licenses or IDs may register to vote online at www.vote.wa.gov. Mail-in voter registration forms can be found online as well. Voter registration forms are also available at local libraries, post offices and the Snohomish County Auditor's Office, on the first floor of the Snohomish County Administration West Building, located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett. That office is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voters may also check and update their registration status online at www.vote.wa.gov. Updating your registration information ensures your ballot can be delivered without delay. If you are currently registered as an active voter, you do not need to register again.

Counties will be mailing primary ballots to most voters by July 19, and have already sent out ballots to military and overseas voters. This includes ballots issued electronically.

To view the 2013 Primary Online Voters' Guide, which includes info on the three state Senate races to fill unexpired terms, log onto https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/press_and_research/PreviousElections/2013/Primary/Pages/Online-Voters-Guide.aspx.

To view the state elections calendar for 2013, log onto www.sos.wa.gov/elections/calendar.aspx.

Complete information on the races that will be voted upon in the Aug. 6 primary can also be found on the Snohomish County Auditor's website at www.snoco.org/elections.

For additional information, call Snohomish County Elections at 425-388-3444.

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