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1 2013 Elections
1.1 Special elections
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


The state of Washington will hold elections in 2013. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2013 ballot
U.S. Senate Defeatedd
U.S. House Defeatedd
State Executives Defeatedd
State Senate Approveda
State House Defeatedd
Ballot measures Approveda
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November 5, 2013
Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

There are several special elections scheduled for the state of Washington in 2013.

Elections by type


State Senate District 26
Derek Kilmer (D) won election to the U.S. House on November 6, 2012. His term in the state senate runs until 2014. Democratic precinct committee officers chose Nathan Schlicher (D) to fill his seat during the 2013 session and a special election for the rest of his term will be held in November 2013.[1][2]

Related: See election information here.
See also: Washington 2013 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 517 Direct democracy Penalties for harassing petition organizers, limit pre-election litigation, extend signature gathering time Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 522 Business regulation Requires labels on food offered for sale if food is made with genetic material changed Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 3 Taxes Eliminates a leasehold excise tax credit for taxpayers who lease publicly-owned property Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 4 Taxes Imposes an aircraft excise tax on commuter air carriers Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 5 Taxes Extends the insurance premium tax to some insurance for pediatric oral services Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 6 Taxes Eliminates a retail sales tax exemption for certain telephone and telecommunications services Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 7 Taxes Extends estate tax on certain property transfers and increased rates for estates over $4,000,000 Defeatedd
See also: Local ballot measures, Washington

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

Voting in Washington

See also: Voting in Washington
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Important voting information

  • Washington uses a blanket primary system, meaning that all candidates compete in the same primary election, regardless of party affiliation. The two who receive the most votes then advance to the general election. This also means the primary is an open primary, meaning that citizens do not need to register for a specific party to vote in the primary.
  • You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person at your county elections department. Registration must be completed 29 days in advance if by mail or online. If registering in person, it must be done 8 days prior to the election. [3]
  • As of March 2015, Washington is one of 20 states that have implemented full 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.[4]

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