Washington elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Washington
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Washington
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Washington

The state of Washington held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Washington
Petition drive deadline for initiatives January 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure election (1) April 22, 2014 Red padlock.png
Signature filing deadline for all candidates May 16, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures July 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date August 5, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measures November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Washington in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Unscheduled electiond
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (5 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
Washington school board elections, 2014 Unscheduled electiond
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Washington

Washington State Legislature


See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014 and Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Washington
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Washington

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Washington took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 10 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 10 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
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August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by either July 7, 2014, by mail or online, or July 28, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[4]

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Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held six of the 10 congressional seats from Washington.

Members of the U.S. House from Washington -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 6 6
     Republican Party 4 4
Total 10 10

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 10 congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Suzan DelBene Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Rick Larsen Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Jaime Herrera Beutler Ends.png Republican 3
Doc Hastings Ends.png Republican 4
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Ends.png Republican 5
Derek Kilmer Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Jim McDermott Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Dave Reichert Ends.png Republican 8
Adam Smith Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Denny Heck Electiondot.png Democratic 10

List of candidates by district


1st Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Failed to file

Declined to run

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Independent Third party candidates

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates


Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Failed to file

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

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State Senate election in Washington

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See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Washington State Senate:

Washington State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 25 24
     Republican Party 24 25
Total 49 49

Note: Although Democrats had a numerical majority going into the 2014 election, a coalition gave Republicans control of the chamber.

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 6District 7District 8District 13District 15District 21District 26District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48

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State House elections in Washington

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See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Washington House of Representatives:

Washington House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 54 50
     Republican Party 43 47
     Vacancy 1 1 (*)
Total 98 98

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Washington

See also: Washington 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Five ballot measures were certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Washington.

On the ballot


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for initiatives was January 3, 2013.

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 594 Firearms Requires background checks be performed on all gun purchasers Approveda
ITL Initiative 591 Firearms Prevents confiscation of firearms without due process and implementation of more extensive background checks than those at the federal level Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote No. 8 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain the elimination of agricultural tax preferences for aspects of the marijuana industry Tied
AQ Advisory Vote No. 9 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property Tied
ITP Initiative 1351 Education Reduces class size Approveda

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Local ballot measure elections in Washington

See also: Local ballot measures, Washington and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for more 2014 Washington local measures.


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Voting in Washington

See also: Voting in Washington

Important voting information

  • Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]
  • As of November 2014, Washington is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Washington, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Washington is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 18 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Washington ranked 2nd out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Washington received an overall score of 76 percent.[35]

See also

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 Associated Press, "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
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  8. Washington.gov, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed September 10, 2014
  9. Herald Net, "Two Republicans emerge to challenge DelBene," accessed March 1, 2014
  10. Oregon Live, "Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler draws libertarian-minded challenger in southwest Washington: Northwest politics today", accessed November 5, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  13. Politico, "Ex-NFL player Clint Didier seeks Doc Hastings seat," accessed February 18, 2014
  14. Seattle Times, "State Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry to run for Hastings’ seat," accessed February 21, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Yakima Herald, "Candidates emerge for Hastings’ seat in U.S. House," accessed February 17, 2014
  16. KAPP TV, "Dan Newhouse Running for Congress," accessed February 22, 2014
  17. Yakima Herald, "Former state ag director Newhouse officially joins 4th District race," accessed February 22, 2014
  18. News Talk Kit, "Congressional Candidate Gavin Seim Talks About Challenging Doc Hastings (AUDIO)," accessed February 24, 2014
  19. Columbia Basin Herald, "Candidates emerge to replace Hastings," accessed February 24, 2014
  20. Tri City Herald, "Kennewick attorney Cicotte declares for Congressional seat," accessed March 10, 2014
  21. Tri City Heraldm "Kennewick attorney Cicotte considering run for Congress," accessed February 19, 2014
  22. The News Tribune, "Kennewick attorney Cicotte considering run for Congress," accessed February 19, 2014
  23. Josh for Congress 2014, "Home," accessed February 14, 2014 (dead link)
  24. Yakima Herald, "Franklin County commissioner joins Congress hopefuls," accessed February 19, 2014
  25. Tri City Herald, "Sen. Brown won't run for Hastings seat," accessed March 19, 2014
  26. Yakima Herald, " Benton official says he’s not running for Congress," accessed February 26, 2014
  27. Yakima Herald, "Charles Ross will not pursue congressional seat," accessed February 25, 2014
  28. Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 3, 2014
  31. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  32. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  33. Puyallup Herald, "Joyce McDonald to run for 10th Congressional District," accessed March 10, 2014
  34. The News Tribune, "Joyce McDonald to run for U.S. House," accessed March 10, 2014
  35. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014