As we look ahead to November’s elections, Mercer Island Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates, or visit our election topic page for more local election news coverage.
- Sample Ballot: To see the full state ballot, go to the Washington Secretary of State's website.
- Polling locations: To find ballot drop-off locations go here and enter your zip code.
- Register to Vote: You have to register to vote by Oct. 29, but it must be done in-person. If you are not currently registered in Washington state, you can register in person at the King County Elections Office or the King County Voter Registration Annex until the Monday one week before Election Day. (RCW 29A.08.140).
Secretary of State
Jim McIntire (D)
Commissioner of Public Lands
Superintendent of Public Instruction (non partisan)
State Senator, District 41
State Representative, District 41
Pos. 2: Incumbent Judy Clibbon unchallenged
For information about state judicial elections go here.
Referendum 74, Washington Same-Sex Marriage Veto Referendum: This bill would allow same-sex couples to marry, preserve domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserve the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony.
Initiative 502, Marijuana Legalization: The proposed measure would legalize the production, possession, delivery and distribution of marijuana. The initiative would regulate the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older.
Initiative 1240, Charter Schools: The proposed measure would allow 40 public charter schools in the state over the next five years.
Initiative 1185, Washington Two-Thirds Vote Required to Raise Taxes: The proposed measure would require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people in order to raise taxes.
For other measures, look here.
For Washington state political contributions and campaign finance information please click here.