To our Washington family,
In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!
Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!
Election Guide 2022:
Voter Registration Information:
Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/WA
Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/WA
Congressional Elections: 10 seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and one seat for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Notable races include:
Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley are both running for the U.S. Senate.
State Legislature Elections: 98 seats for the Washington House of Representatives and 24 seats for the Washington Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Statewide Elections: Office of Secretary of State is up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:
Washington Advisory Vote 39, Aircraft Fuel Tax Increase Nonbinding Question: Advisory Vote 39 is a non-binding question asking voters to advise the legislature on whether to uphold or repeal Senate Bill 5974, passed by the Washington State Legislature in the 2022 session. SB 5974 was designed to increase the aircraft fuel tax from 11 cents to 18 cents per gallon. It was expected to generate $14 million in revenue over the first ten years.
Washington Advisory Vote 40, Transportation Network Companies Tax Nonbinding Question: Advisory Vote 40 is a non-binding question asking voters to advise the legislature on whether to uphold or repeal House Bill 2076, passed by the Washington State Legislature in the 2022 session. HB 2076 was designed to levy a premium on transportation network companies (ride-share companies).
See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022
Happy Election Season!
The Vote Smart Team