Who maintains the voter registration database?

All 29 County Election Offices and the Secretary of State’s Office participate in maintaining the database.  The counties and the state work in conjunction with each other to identify potential duplicate voters, deceased voters, voters who have moved from one county to another or out of state and voters currently under the confinement of the Department of Corrections. 

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1. What is the statewide voter registration database?
2. Who maintains the voter registration database?
3. How often is the voter registration database updated?
4. What happens when a ballot is received by an Elections Office?
5. Why might someone get a second ballot?
6. How close to an election can I change my voter registration information?
7. If I have already returned my ballot and its been “accepted” will a second ballot be issued if I update my voter registration information?
8. What is a replacement ballot?
9. What is a reissued ballot?
10. What happens when a second ballot is issued?
11. What happens if I only return the first ballot?
12. What happens if I return both?
13. Are there ever mistakes?
14. What are some other security measures to make sure that votes are being properly counted?
15. What should a voter do if they believe the received a ballot in error?
16. Where can I get more information on the voting process in Washington State?