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State sets new voter registration record


Washington has set a new one-day record for voter registrations., our main voter information and registration tool, was jammed with online business on Sunday, spiking after the presidential debate last evening. The new record is 23,167, far exceeding the previous one-day record of 13,109 that we set recently with a big assist from Facebook and Google.

The state celebrated its four millionth voter in April and of Monday morning, the number is 4,194,673.

Midnight tonight, the 10th, is the online registration deadline. Mail-in ballots are also due today, but counties will honor an Oct. 11 postmark, since today is a federal holiday and no postmark is available for either today or yesterday.

It will take several days for counties to process the registrations they receive both online and by mail. Auditors’ offices are open for walk-ins today, and will accept new in-person registrations through Oct. 31.

“We are delighted with the new record number of registered voters being set every single day,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “Sunday’s surge was nothing short of amazing, and it looks certain that we’ll have a robust turnout. That level of voter engagement is so good for self-government. We need to hear all voices.”

Voters’ Pamphlets – 33 zoned editions—are being mailed to 3.3 million households this week and ballots will go out next week, starting Wednesday in most locales. Military and overseas voters – 72k—have been able to vote for weeks.


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