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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 will hold 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
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measures November 4, 2014

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

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
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 (4 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
Washington school board elections, 2014 Unscheduled electiond

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 the office of Washington State Senate will consist of a blanket primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election 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 controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a blanket primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election 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 controls 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 will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 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 must have registered 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 is October 6, 2014.[4]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Suzan DelBene (D), who was first elected in 2012.

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds 6 of the 10 congressional seats from Washington.

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

Incumbents


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

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

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

Failed to file

Declined to run

5th Congressional District

6th Congressional District

7th Congressional District

Failed to file

8th Congressional District

9th Congressional District

10th Congressional District

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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 the office of Washington State Senate will consist of a blanket primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election 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 holds the majority in the Washington State Senate:

Washington State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 25 Pending
     Republican Party 24 Pending
Total 49 49

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 the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a blanket primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election 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 holds the majority in the Washington House of Representatives:

Washington House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 55 Pending
     Republican Party 43 Pending
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

Four ballot measures are 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
ITL Initiative 594 Firearms Requires background checks be performed on all gun purchasers
ITL Initiative 591 Firearms Prevents confiscation of firearms without due process and implementation of more extensive background checks than those at the federal level
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
AQ Advisory Vote No. 9 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description
ITP Initiative 1351 Education Reduces class size

Not on the ballot


Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 582 Gambling Authorizes online poker and allows for the licensing of online poker rooms Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITL Initiative 583 Gambling Repeals criminal penalties for online poker players if they were not involved in the operation of the gaming platform Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Proof of Impairment Initiative Law Enforcement Requires video recording of impairment or determination of culpability in an accident to accompany laboratory results Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Fukushima Radiation Initiative Nuclear Calls for radiation testing, intergovernmental effort to stop radioactive water dumping from Fukushima, Japan Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1323 Transportation Caps state and local vehicle license fees Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1324 Law Enforcement Bans use and installation of red light cameras and mandates removal of existing ones Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1325 Taxes Decreases state sales tax from 6.5% to 5.5% unless an amendment is passed requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1327 Taxes Repeals certain taxes unless the legislature submits a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1328 Taxes Decreases state retail sales tax from 6.5% to 4.5%, unless an amendment is passed requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1329 Fed Con Seeks amendment to U.S. Constitution regarding rights of individuals/corporations; greater control of campaign finance Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1334 Taxes Requires all new and existing discretionary tax preferences to be authorized every two years in a tax expenditure budget Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1335 ConCon Provides for rules for national constitutional convention delegates; voids any delegate vote exceeding those instructions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1338 Business Requires labels on some products sold at retail disclosing if they were produced or may have been produced using genetic engineering Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1343 Marijuana Creates a board to license and regulate the production, processing and dispensing of medical cannabis Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1347 Law Enforcement Prohibits state agents from enforcing federal cannabis laws if not in violation of state laws Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1348 Immigration Requires employers and public agencies to verify identity and immigration status before providing employment or certain benefits Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1349 Direct Democracy Allows initiatives to be filed 20 months before the next statewide election or next regular legislative session Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1350 Taxes Prohibits taxes on recreational marijuana from being applied to medical marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1353 Environment Requires a minimum five-cent deposit on most glass, metal and plastic beverage containers Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1354 Legislatures Urges constitutional amendment to select state legislators at random from qualified electors Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1356 Taxes Increases the state tobacco tax to fund cancer research, prevention and care Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1358 Wages & Pay Requires standard statewide minimum wage; prohibits local governments from setting minimum wage standards Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Controlled Substances Initiative Law Enforcement Modifies the designation of non-manufactured substances as "controlled substances" Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Carbon Tax Initiative Taxes Taxes fossil fuels based on their carbon content; phases in a one percentage-point sales tax reduction Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Energy Safety Initiative Energy Increases regulation for transporting crude oil and coal Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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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

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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 July 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 to 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%.[33]

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
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  7. Herald Net, "Two Republicans emerge to challenge DelBene," accessed March 1, 2014
  8. Oregon Live, "Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler draws libertarian-minded challenger in southwest Washington: Northwest politics today", accessed November 5, 2013
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
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  12. Seattle Times, "State Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry to run for Hastings’ seat," accessed February 21, 2014
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  14. KAPP TV, "Dan Newhouse Running for Congress," accessed February 22, 2014
  15. Yakima Herald, "Former state ag director Newhouse officially joins 4th District race," accessed February 22, 2014
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  18. Tri City Herald, "Kennewick attorney Cicotte declares for Congressional seat," accessed March 10, 2014
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  21. Josh for Congress 2014, "Home," accessed February 14, 2014
  22. Yakima Herald, "Franklin County commissioner joins Congress hopefuls," accessed February 19, 2014
  23. Tri City Herald, "Sen. Brown won't run for Hastings seat," accessed March 19, 2014
  24. Yakima Herald, " Benton official says he’s not running for Congress," accessed February 26, 2014
  25. Yakima Herald, "Charles Ross will not pursue congressional seat," accessed February 25, 2014
  26. Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  28. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 3, 2014
  29. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  30. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  31. Puyallup Herald, "Joyce McDonald to run for 10th Congressional District," accessed March 10, 2014
  32. The News Tribune, "Joyce McDonald to run for U.S. House," accessed March 10, 2014
  33. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014