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King County residents have until Oct. 26 to register online or by mail for the Nov. 3 general election. People can register to vote or update their information at the Washington Secretary of State’s website,

To register, residents will need a current Washington state driver license or a current Washington state ID card. People with neither of those things can still register by mail or in person. To register by mail, people should print a voter registration form,, and mail it to King County Elections, 919 S.W. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057-2906. People can register in person through Nov. 3 by going to the elections office in Renton or to an area vote centers, which will open Oct. 14. According to a newsletter from King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, vote centers, including one at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, will serve voters through Nov. 3. Additional locations will also be available across King County, with sites to be announced at the elections website in October.

According to the King County Elections website, voter pamphlets will be mailed to residents Oct. 13 for the general election, and local ballots will be mailed Oct. 14.

People who have not received their ballot by Oct. 19 should call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Beginning Oct. 15, residents can return ballots at drop boxes throughout the city. Local drop boxes are at Magnolia Park, 1461 Magnolia Blvd W., and at the Seattle Pacific University Bookstore, 310 W. Bertona St., in lower Queen Anne.

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