Elections in Washington (state)

Elections in Washington are authorized by Articles II, III, and IV of the Washington State Constitution, which respectively include the establishment of elections for the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches of the state government; Article VI establishes election procedures and rights.

Washington uses a vote-by-mail system under the supervision of the Secretary of State, mandated statewide since 2011. Counties were previously able to choose between it and in-person voting from 2005 onward, of which all but one adopted vote-by-mail by 2011.[1]

In a 2020 study, Washington was ranked as the 2nd easiest state for citizens to vote in.[2]

1996Edit

2000Edit

2002Edit

2004Edit

2006Edit

2008Edit

2009Edit

2010Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

2014Edit

2016Edit

2017Edit

2018Edit

2020Edit

Federal electionsEdit

State electionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Washington State Vote-By-Mail (VBM) Fact Sheet" (PDF). Washington Office of the Secretary of State - Elections Division. February 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ J. Pomante II, Michael; Li, Quan (15 Dec 2020). "Cost of Voting in the American States: 2020". Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy. 19 (4): 503–509. doi:10.1089/elj.2020.0666. S2CID 225139517. Retrieved 14 January 2022.

External linksEdit