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September is National Voter Registration Month, established to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of voting rights and information. In addition, September 19 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic day dedicated to spreading the word about voter registration.

To help promote this important civic duty and right, we have compiled some voting information, and our Collections team has created a reading list to help you get to ready for the upcoming election season.

Voter Information

Washington Secretary of State Elections: This website is your one-stop shopping for all things relating to elections and voting in Washington. Register to vote, learn what’s on your ballot, find out where to vote, and discover how to contact elections officials in your county.

Register to Vote: Click here to register for the first time, update your voter information, find out what’s on your ballot, find your local voting precinct, and even see a record of your voting over the years.

Important Dates:

  • Oct. 20: Start of the 18-day voting period in Washington state
  • Oct. 30: Last day to register to vote or update your voter information online.
  • Nov. 7: Last day to register to vote in person at an elections office.
  • Nov. 7: Election Day!
Reading List

Here are some books in our collection that deal with voting, voter’s rights, and civic engagement.

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