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King County Mailing Out New Voter Registration Cards May 21

The recent redistricting affected more than 600,000 of the county’s 1.1 million registered voters, the new cards will reflect those changes.

 

Starting on Monday, May 21, all King County voters will receive new voter registration cards via U.S. mail. The cards identify each voter’s precinct and congressional, legislative and county council districts, many of which have changed due to recent redistricting.

 “Voters should watch for their cards in the mail in the next week,” said Sherril Huff, Elections Director. “We want to hear from voters if they don’t receive a new card by the end of May, or if they change their name or address.”

King County Elections will mail ballots for the primary election on July 18, so mailing the cards now allows time for the county to update its records before the primary. Voters can contact King County Elections atwww.kingcounty.gov/elections, 206-296-VOTE or 919 SW Grady Way in Renton.

Every ten years after the federal government conducts the U.S. Census, states must review voting districts. When the state shifts boundaries due to population growth, this changes the districts for many voters (). The recent redistricting affected more than 600,000 of the county’s 1.1 million registered voters.

Download a sample voter registration card:

 http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/docs/pdfs/VoterRegCard2012.pdf (3.9MB)

 http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/images/vrc/voterRegCard.png (61KB)

--Information from King County

John Snow May 23, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Our country is at an important crossroads, and every citizen must take responsibility for its future. The most important tool we have to direct our country's evolution is our vote. There is a strong national movement to disenfranchise voters, and you must make sure your vote will count. Please check your voter card as soon as it arrives, and make sure all the information is correct, and if you haven't received your card and believe you should have, contact the county immediately!

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