[6/27/19] New Voter Registration In WA

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Washington state intends to move ahead with a new voter-registration system ahead of the Aug. 6 primary despite concerns from election officials in a handful of counties about problems they’ve encountered. Concerns stem from the transition from the previous system to the new $9.5 million project, called VoteWA. In addition to shutting down the state’s online voter-registration system for roughly a month — about two weeks longer than planned — some counties said they encountered issues when they made the switch. Those issues included apartment numbers for voter addresses not appearing, address formatting and problems with translating materials in various languages. The Secretary of State’s Office said that has said those problems have been fixed and the system is ready to go.