Today is General Election Day in Washington State and across the United States. Much is at stake. The presidency, four hundred and thirty five seats in the U.S. House, and a third of the seats in the Senate are all on the line. And that’s just the federal level positions. Nine statewide executive department positions, three Supreme Court positions, and three-fourths of the Legislature are also up.
In Oregon, there is a governor’s race (owing to the resignation of John Kitzhaber) and a U.S. Senate contest in addition to U.S. House contests.
Have you voted yet? If you have, congratulations on fulfilling your civic duty. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in! You’ve only got a few hours left before time runs out to participate. There’s no excuse for not voting.
You should have received your ballot in the mail a few weeks ago from the county you reside in. If you did not receive a ballot, or if you have misplaced your ballot, you should call your county auditor or elections office to obtain a provisional ballot.
Don’t forget to sign your ballot before putting it in a drop box or the mail. Washingtonians, locate the nearest drop box to you by going here.
If you live in Oregon, don’t take your ballot to a post office, as it’s too late to mail it. Find a drop box instead, and take your ballot there.
Not sure who to vote for? If you belong to or prefer a particular political party, you may want to consult their list of endorsements.
There’s also the Progressive Voters Guide maintained by Fuse Washington.
NPI has taken positions on the following statewide ballot measures in Washington and Oregon (we do not endorse candidates for office).
- CarbonWA’s I‑732: NO
- WAmend’s I‑735: YES
- Raise Up Washington’s I‑1433: YES
- Integrity Washington’s I‑1464: NO
- Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s I‑1491: YES
- SEIU’s I‑1501: YES
- SJR 8210 (constitutional amendment): APPROVED
- Advisory Vote #14: MAINTAINED
- Advisory Vote #15: MAINTAINED
- Measure 94: YES
- Measure 95: YES
- Measure 96: YES
- Measure 97: YES
- Measure 98: YES
- Measure 99: YES
- Measure 100: YES
We also urge you to vote YES on Sound Transit/Regional Proposition 1 if you live in urban King, Pierce, or Snohomish counties.
But above all.… VOTE!