2018 Election

Important Dates



  • 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.



  • 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.



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 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







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


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



Establishes a carbon fee and funds environmental programs


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.



Prohibits local governments from enacting taxes on groceries


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.



Implements changes to gun ownership and purchase requirements


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.



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




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Measure 102  

Legislative Referred Constitutional Amendment


Allows cities and counties to use bonds to fund privately owned affordable housing


“yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to allow counties, cities, and towns to—with voter approval and certain restrictions—use bond revenue to fund the construction of affordable housing without necessarily retaining complete ownership of the constructed housing.


“no” vote opposes this amendment, thereby preventing counties, cities, and towns to use bond revenue to fund the construction of affordable housing unless the project is fully owned by a governmental entity.

Measure 103

Initiated Constitutional Amendment


Bans taxes on Groceries


yes vote supports this amendment to prohibit state and local governments from enacting taxes on groceries.


no vote opposes this amendment, thus retaining the authority of state and local governments to enact taxes on groceries.

Measure 104

Initiated Constitutional Amendment



Defines raising revenue for the three-fifths vote requirement for bills raising revenue


yes vote supports this constitutional amendment to apply a three-fifths supermajority vote requirement to any legislation that increases revenue through changes in tax exemptions, credits, and deductions.


no vote opposes this amendment to apply the three-fifths supermajority vote requirement to changes to tax exemptions, credits, and deductions, thereby leaving the requirement to not apply bills reducing tax breaks according to a 2015 supreme court ruling.

Measure 105

Initiated State Statute


Repeals law forbidding state resources from being used to apprehend persons violating federal immigration laws


yes vote supports this ballot initiative to repeal Oregon’s sanctuary state law that limits the cooperation of local law enforcement with federal immigration enforcement.


no vote opposes this ballot initiative, thereby keeping the state’s sanctuary law that limits the cooperation of local law enforcement with federal immigration enforcement.

Measure 106

Initiated Constitutional Amendment


Prohibits public funds from being spent on abortions


yes vote supports the ballot initiative to prohibit public funds from being spent on abortions in Oregon, except when medically necessary or required by federal law.


no vote opposes the ballot initiative to prohibit public funds from being spent on abortions in Oregon, except when medically necessary or required by federal law.