The Most Important Election Of Our Lives
The Most Important Election Of Our Lives

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 are three statewide con­tests (Sec­re­tary of State, Trea­sur­er, Attor­ney Gen­er­al) 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, go to a Vote Cen­ter to obtain a pro­vi­sion­al ballot.

It is pos­si­ble to reg­is­ter to vote and cast a bal­lot today thanks to our same-day reg­is­tra­tion law. If you are not reg­is­tered, head to a Vote Center.

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).


  • Ref­er­en­dum 90: APPROVED
  • Eyman Push Poll (“Advi­so­ry Vote”) #32: MAINTAINED
  • Eyman Push Poll (“Advi­so­ry Vote”) #33: MAINTAINED
  • Eyman Push Poll (“Advi­so­ry Vote”) #34: MAINTAINED
  • Eyman Push Poll (“Advi­so­ry Vote”) #35: MAINTAINED


  • Mea­sure 107: YES
  • Mea­sure 108: YES
  • Mea­sure 109: YES
  • Mea­sure 110: YES

We also urge you to vote YES on King Coun­ty Propo­si­tion #1 (for Har­borview) and Seat­tle Propo­si­tion #1 (for tran­sit) if you live in those jurisdictions.

But above all.… VOTE!

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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