“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty—as well as the privilege and interest—of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” John Jay (1745-1829), Original Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
- Non-English speaking voters.
Spokane has many citizens who cannot read a voter’s guide—those who are
blind, uneducated, have a visual impairment like dyslexia, or those
whose primary language is not English. Spanish pamphlets (only) may be
picked up at the Spokane County Elections Office. Contact the Elections
Office to request ballots that are printed in English, Spanish,
Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Laotian, Russian and Vietnamese.
- Register to Vote. You must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of
Washington State, and not under Department of Corrections supervision
for a Washington State felony conviction.
New voters may register in person up until one week before the actual election. If the voter registration and address update deadlines have passed for the current year, submit your registration to vote in the following year's election. http://www.vote.wa.gov
Military voters are exempt from voter registration deadlines.
- Address or Name Change. If
your last name or address has changed since you last voted, you may
update your voter registration information by contacting:
Spokane County Elections Dept.
1033 W. Gardner Avenue
(509) 477-2320 http://spokanecounty.org/elections
Your signature is required on a note to request any change.
- Voters who have left the area.
Many families are still receiving ballots for children who have married
or moved from the area. A citizen who has moved out of Spokane County
may be removed from the voter registration list by mailing a letter
(with his signature) to the County Elections Office requesting
removal. 477-6390, 1033 W. Gardner Avenue, Spokane, WA
- Volunteer to help register new voters. Ask the Elections Office how you can help register local citizens to vote.
- Become an informed voter.
Study the candidates and issues before you cast your ballot. Carefully
determine who will act with integrity, wisdom and honesty. Vote for and
actively support those you believe will most nearly carry out your
ideas of good government.
- Ask local politicians to fund a voters' guide for each local election.
- Request local leaders to make Voter registration
forms more available at locations such as post
offices, public libraries, schools, college campuses, and real estate