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Revision as of 14:04, 17 January 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:

On the 2014 ballot
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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 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
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.

Voter registration: Pending

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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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

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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 once 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 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 once 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

No ballot measures are certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Washington.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description
ITP Initiative 1351 Education Reduces class size


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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.
  • 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%.[29]

See also

References

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