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
- ESJR 8212: APPROVED
- 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!