What is on the ballot?
8 statewide ballot measures
- Same-sex marriage
- Legalization of marijuana
- Charter schools
10 Congressional races
Special election to fill the vacancy in the 1st District
Open seats in the 1st, 6th and 10th District
9 statewide executive races
Open seats in 4 races
98 state House races
26 state Senate races
Judicial races: Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Superior Court
Local ballot measures
What are people asking?
How do I return my ballot?
- In a ballot drop box by 8:00 pm Election Day
- 24 hr DROP BOX available at Auditor’s office in Montesano
- Drive up ballot drop box at the YMCA
- Log in to MyVote for additional ballot drop box locations.
- By mail with a postmark no later than Election Day. Check the pick-up time on the box if mailing on Tuesday.
How do I get a replacement ballot?
- Contact your county elections office by phone, email or website. This close to the election, many offices are issuing ballots electronically.
Is the Voters’ Pamphlet available online?
- All races at www.vote.wa.gov and personalized information at www.myvote.wa.gov
2012 General Election
- 3,910,190 active registered voters in Washington.
- Over 178,000 registered or reactivated since the August Primary.
- Approximately 60,000 military and overseas voters
- Ballot return rate about 38% as of Thursday, Nov. 1.
- May indicate an overall turnout above the 81% prediction.
- Election night returns will reflect about 60% of all ballots eventually counted in the election.
- About 90% of ballots will be counted by Friday.
- Close races will remain close; clear winner may not be known until Friday.
- Counties certify on Tuesday, Nov. 27. State will certify Wednesday, Dec. 5.