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Elections in Washington State

The Nov. 6, 2018 general election featured ballot measures as well as federal, state and local races.  Scroll down for election results provided by state and county agencies. A quick link will take you to local election news.

Washington Secretary of State

Snohomish County

Island County

Ballot drop boxes


Ballot Measures November 2018

Initiative 940 Police Training and Criminal Liability in Cases of Deadly Force Measure

Ballotpedia provides an overview and explanation of what your vote will mean.

I-940 Information from the Washington State Legislature

Supporting statements:
De-Escalate Washington FAQ
Why We're Supporting De-Escalate Washington's I-940

Opposing Statements:
Initiative 940 is Bad for Public Safety
A Joint Letter to Members from Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs and the Fraternal Order of Police

Initiative 1631  Carbon Emissions Fee Measure

Ballotpedia provides an overview and explanation of what your vote will mean.

Other resources:
Full text of the initiative
Initiative 1631: Carbon fee article  

Supporting statements:
Yes campaign
Citizens Climate Lobby
Carbon Washington

Opposing statements:
Associated General Contractors of Washington
Association of Washington Business

Initiative 1639  Changes to Gun Ownership and Purchase Requirements Measure

Ballotpedia provides an overview and explanation of what your vote will mean.

Other resources:
Initiative Final Text
Pew Research Center data and reports on issues and attitudes toward gun control and related policies.

Supporting statements:
Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Yes On I-1639

Opposing statements:
National Rifle Association
Save Our Security

Initiative 1634  Prohibit Local Taxes on Groceries Measure

Ballotpedia provides an overview and explanation of what your vote will mean.

Other resources:
Full text of I-1634
Washington Office of Financial Management Fiscal Impact Statement

Supporting statements:
Yes Campaign

Opposing statements:
No on Initiative 1634 Twitter feed from Washington Healthy Kids

The Sno-Isle Libraries Strategic Priorities include "building civic engagement" as a priority and "foster a literate and informed citizenry" as a core purpose. Those commitments include support for the election process. All community libraries, and Library on Wheels services, have voter registration materials and voter guides on hand. Many libraries have ballot drop boxes nearby. Libraries often host candidate and issues forums.

 

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Quick links

Daily Herald election news

League of Women Voters (Snohomish County)

League of Women Voters (Whidbey Island)

Ready to Vote Information for Sno-Isle teens

vote411.org (Look up local ballot issues)

MyVote (Print replacement ballots and change your mailing address)

Rock the Vote (engaging young voters)

TVW 2018 Elections

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