2018 Election

Important Dates

 

Washington

  • 10/8/2018 Deadline for online mail-in voter registration, all address changes, name changes, and other updates. In-person voter registrations for new voters accepted up to 8 days prior to Election Day.
  • 10/6/2018 State Voters’ Pamphlets are mailed to every household in Washington State.
  • 10/19/2018 Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day).  Expect delivery of your ballot no later than October 25th.
  • 10/29/2018  Deadline for in-person new Washington State voter registration.
  • 11/6/2018 Election Day! Ballot drop boxes close promptly at 8 pm.

 

Oregon

  • 10/16/2018 Last day to register to vote. Registration cards postmarked by this date or submitted online no later than 11:59 pm are valid.
  • 10/17/2018 First day to mail ballots.
  • 11/6/2018 County Clerk’s office open 7 am – 8 pm. Official dropsites open until 8 pm, for minimum of 8 hours.


Candidates

Washington

Skamania County Primary Voter’s Pamphlet
Klickitat County Primary Voter’s Pamphlet

State House District 14

Position 1
Sasha Bentley
Position 2
Liz Hallock

Congressional District 3

Carolyn Long

Oregon

Oregon General Election Voter’s Pamphlet

State Legislative District 52

Anna Williams, Oregon State House Representative
Chrissy Reitz Oregon State Senate

Congressional District 2

Jamie McLeod-Skinner

 

Initiatives

 

Washington

INITIATIVE 940

Description:  

Requires specific trainings for law enforcement and changes the standards for use of deadly force

Summary:

This measure would require all law enforcement officers in the state to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, as developed by the criminal justice training commission. It would require law enforcement personnel to provide first-aid to save lives and require law enforcement agencies to adopt guidelines for implementing this duty. It would amend the standards for justifiable use of deadly force by law enforcement, including adding a “good faith” standard and requiring independent investigation

INITIATIVE 1631 

Description:

Establishes a carbon fee and funds environmental programs

Summary:

This measure would impose pollution fees on certain large emitters of greenhouse gas pollutants based on rules determining carbon content, starting in 2020. A public board would supervise spending the revenues on reducing pollution, promoting clean energy, and addressing climate impacts to the environment and communities. Utilities could receive credits for approved investments. Indian tribes would consult on projects directly impacting their land. There would be periodic reporting on the measure’s effectiveness.

INITIATIVE 1634

Description:

Prohibits local governments from enacting taxes on groceries

Summary:

This measure would prohibit new or increased local taxes, fees, or assessments on raw or processed foods, beverages, or their ingredients, intended for human consumption except alcoholic beverages, marijuana products, and tobacco, unless they are generally applicable and meet specified requirements. Collection of local sales and use taxes, and of taxes, fees, and assessments on such raw or processed foods or beverages, or any ingredients thereof, that were in effect January 15, 2018, may continue.

INITIATIVE 1639

Description:

Implements changes to gun ownership and purchase requirements

Summary:

This measure would require increased background checks, firearm safety training, and waiting periods before semiautomatic assault rifles may be purchased or delivered. It would impose age limitations on who may purchase or possess certain firearms, including prohibiting firearm purchases by persons under age 21. It would require certain secured firearm storage or trigger-locks, and criminalize certain firearm storage if it results in unauthorized use. It would enact other firearm-related requirements, including certain warnings, recordkeeping, and fees.

ADVISORY VOTE 19

Description:

Advises legislature to either repeal or maintain Senate Bill 6269 which expanded the oil spill response tax to apply to pipelines

Ballot Title:

The legislature expanded, without a vote of the people, the oil spill response and administration taxes to crude oil or petroleum products received by pipeline, costing $13,000,000 over ten years for government spending.

This tax increase should be:

[ ] Repealed

[ ] Maintained

 

Oregon

To come…