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Deadline nears for voter registration

Whether you’re a resident of Marysville or Lakewood, there will be issues affecting you on the Feb. 11 special election ballot.

The Marysville School District has submitted not only an educational programs  maintenance and operations replacement levy, but also a new technology levy for this election. The Lakewood School District is likewise putting a capital bond measure before its voters, for proposed renovations to the aging Lakewood High School facility.

To vote on these issues, however, citizens must be registered online or via postal mail by Monday, Jan. 13, which is also the last day to transfer an existing registration to a new address. If you have never registered to vote in Washington, you may do so through Monday, Feb. 3. After Jan. 13, first-time voters must register in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office.

In order to register to vote in the state of Washington, a person must:

• Be a citizen of the United States.

• Have lived in Washington state for at least 30 days.

• Be at least 18 years old by election day.

• Not be disqualified due to a court order.

• Not be currently under Department of Corrections supervision for a felony conviction.

You can register, check your current voting status and find mail-in registration forms online at www.vote.wa.gov. Mail-in voter registration forms are also available at local libraries, post offices and the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, and must be postmarked by Jan. 13.

Voters can register in person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, located on the first floor of the Snohomish County Administration West Building, at 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

The Feb. 11 special election will decide levy and bond issues for school districts in Snohomish County.

For complete information about the election, visit the Auditor’s Office website at www.snoco.org/elections, or call 425-388-3444.

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