Voter Registration Drive
Sign Up Today if You're Eligible
Kent School District sponsored a districtwide voter registration drive over the last few months to encourage everyone who is eligible to sign up. Participation in democracy is every citizen’s right and every vote counts.
Beginning this last July, new legislation allows teens who are 16- and 17-years old to sign up as future voters and be automatically registered to vote when they turn 18. High schools provided registration information to student groups, student civic clubs, and in civics and government classes. Elementary schools distributed over 10,000 voter registration forms to families through backpack mail.
The District also partnered with individual school PTA/PTSA and PTO groups to provide registration materials at their member meetings, open houses, or curriculum nights. A sincere thank you to our community partners who helped in these efforts.
“By registering to vote and then exercising that right, we are able to choose the leaders of tomorrow. We are investing in our community by supporting the election process, which is one of our nation’s most important foundations of democracy,” commented Dr. Calvin J. Watts, Kent School District Superintendent.
The elections office provides paper voter registration forms in three of our top languages—English, Spanish, and Vietnamese, which were distributed to our families. Digital voter registration forms can be accessed online in 20 languages.
If you have not registered to vote, the next special election is February 11, 2020. The last day to register online is February 3 and in person on February 11. Be sure to register – every vote counts. Be an informed voter by accessing information about the next special election on KSDLevy.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify to vote?
- Be at least 16 years old
- A U.S. citizen
- A Washington resident
How do I sign up to vote?
- Online at votewa.gov using your driver’s license or state ID. The last day to register online for the next special election is February 3, 2020.
- Mail in a paper form.
- In person at your county elections office or when you get your enhanced driver’s license or ID at the Washington State Department of Licensing. The last day to register in person and vote in the next special election is on February 11, 2020, before 8:00 p.m.
What if I don’t have a driver’s license?
Use the last four (4) digits of your social security number to sign up using a paper form.
When can I vote or sign a petition?
As soon as you register to vote, you may vote in the next election, which is on February 11, 2020. If you’re a Future Voter, you’re automatically registered to vote when you turn 18, so you’ll be able to vote in the election and sign petitions after your 18th birthday!
What if I turn 18 right before an election?
If your address has not changed, you can expect to receive a mailed ballot approximately two weeks before an election day. The next special election day is February 11, 2020. Contact your local county elections office for assistance and be ready to vote!