Washington state residents who aren’t registered to vote but want to participate in the Aug. 2 primary have until Saturday to register by mail or Monday to register online.
The Thurston County Elections Division says mail registrations must be postmarked by Saturday. And although the office is closed Monday for the Fourth of July holiday, people can register online through that day.
After that, people may register at their county elections office anytime before July 25.
Election officials will mail primary ballots to registered voters on July 15.
The 2016 primary marks the ninth year in which the voter-approved Top 2 Primary system is being used to winnow the number of candidates in races. This year’s primary features a U.S. Senate race and 10 congressional races, as well as statewide and legislative seats, and judicial and county positions.
For more information, visit sos.wa.gov/elections/ research/2016-Primary- Voters-Guide.aspx