Yes, you can still register to vote!
Most state deadlines are in October, and it only takes a couple of minutes. You can check your registration status here online in just a few easy clicks. Many states in the country have expanded voting access by adding a vote-by-mail option. The majority of states have several options available to vote, including early voting, voting by mail, and, of course, in-person voting. If you are planning to vote by mail, request your absentee ballot now. In most states, absentee ballots need to be received by November third, and you can track the progress of your absentee ballot online using the systems set up. In some states, you can vote remotely without using a mailbox to implement social distancing guidelines and stop the spread of the virus. Instead of mailing your ballot, you can also hand-deliver it by dropping your ballot off at a local politician's office or your local polling place.
Vote by mail
One easy way to ensure that you’re not going to get sick is voting by mail. Some states are conducting their elections this year entirely by mail, including the state of Washington. It's a good option for those in areas where cases have spiked or those who are in the higher risk category for catching the virus.
If you're worried of mailing in your ballot, you can also drop it off in person. This way, you will only have to interact a very few amount of people than you would if you were going to your local polling place. Be sure to wear a face covering, stay six feet apart from others, and wash your hands upon leaving.
Voting in person may seem a bit daunting to some people, but it's not much more risky than going to the grocery store, as long as you’re following the CDC's prevention guidelines by wearing a face mask, keeping your distance from others, and avoiding touching your face.