It’s Election Day! After many long months, this year’s campaign season is finally on the verge of being over. As all of Washington’s thirty-nine counties are now vote by mail, there won’t be any polls open today, though several accessible voting centers will be open for those who need help casting ballots.
If you are registered to vote, you should have already received your ballot in the mail, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service. If you think you are registered, but you didn’t get a ballot, check your registration status and follow up with county elections officials. They can explain how to cast a provisional ballot.
If you still have your ballot and haven’t turned it in, be sure to fill it out today, preferably this morning. There are two ways to return your ballot: you can put it in the mail or save a stamp and take it to a ballot drop box.
(Drop boxes are open until 8 PM).
Here are lists of drop boxes for several of the more populous counties:
If you live in King County and have already returned your ballot, you can track its status online. If your ballot has been successfully processed by the Elections Division, you should see a message like this:
We have received your ballot, your signature has been verified, and you will be credited with participating in this election.
Your returned ballot packet will soon be opened and your ballot will be prepared for counting.
Thank you for voting.
If you need help deciding who to vote for, you may wish to take advantage of the state Democratic Party’s Endorsements Finder, which will show you which candidates in your area have been endorsed by your local Democratic organization. You may also wish to consult the Progressive Voter’s Guide, compiled by Fuse.
Please note that NPI is not responsible for either of these services. We do not endorse or otherwise support candidates for office at any level of government, so we cannot recommend any candidates to you.
We do, however, take positions on ballot measures. The following are our positions on this year’s statewide initiatives and constitutional amendments:
- Tim Eyman’s I‑1125: NO
- Costco’s I‑1183: NO
- SEIU’s I‑1163: YES
- HJR 8205: APPROVE
- HJR 8206: REJECT
We strongly encourage no votes on I‑1125 and I‑1183. Either of these measures, if passed, could have a destructive impact on Washington’s quality of life.
Thank you for doing your civic duty and voting today. Stay tuned for live coverage of election results from NPI’s staff beginning around 8 PM tonight.