At the heart of democracy is the right to choose. Our right to vote is part of our right to choose our leaders, legislators and the rules by which we all live. In November’s General Election, there are many choices for elected officials and for the important issues.
The state currently estimates there are about two million potentially eligible citizens who are not registered to vote. If you are one of these, NOW is the time to REGISTER so that you can VOTE.
The deadline for online registration for the General Election is October 8. Go to: www.vote.wa.gov, www.sos.wa.gov/elections or register.rockthevote.com. You can register in Washington to vote via Facebook. The MyVote app can be found on Secretary of State Sam Reed’s Facebook page and on the Elections Division website.
The deadline for first-time Washington state voter registration is October 29 and must take place in person. Visit 215 S. Oak Street in Colville or call: 684-7514, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are registered to vote but miss the deadline to update your address, you can still vote.
If you don’t have access to a computer and the internet, get a Voter Registration Form at any of our libraries in the Stevens County Rural Library District. If you’re in Colville, go to the voter office at 215 S. Oak Street in Colville, and fill out the registration form there. This office processes all Stevens County voter registration forms. They can mail the form to you.
The storm of misinformation, well-funded spin-doctored ads, and skewed media make it difficult to make informed choices. So, view each party’s website. Read the various party platforms. The two main party platforms are found at:
• Democrats: www.wa-democrats.org/content/platform
• Republicans: www.wsrp.org/resources/party-documents.
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