Washington Decides 2019

Welcome to Pacific NW Portal's 2019 Elections Coverage

Tim Eyman's I-976 passing; Initiative 1000 failing in early returns

The right wing is celebrating the early numbers on this year's two statewide initiaives, but there are a lot of ballots that haven't been counted yet. Initiative 1000 is only narrowly failing. I-976 is passing more comfortably thanks to large margins in Pierce and Snohomish counties. In King County, civil rights icon Larry Gossett lost his seat, while feminist trailblazer Jeanne Kohl-Welles decisively held onto hers. At the local level, levies to fund transportation improvements, school operations, and better parks were passing in the majority of jurisdictions surveyed by NPI.

What's at stake in this election: Voters in Washington will decide the fate of three statewide ballot measures (Initiative 976, Initiative 1000, Senate Joint Resolution 8200) and two legislative positions being contested in special elections, along with thousands of offices at the local level. 2019 is truly a local election year: Most home rule counties that operate under their own charters (like King, Snohomish, Clark, and Whatcom) will be filling positions, along with most cities, school districts, and ports.

Jump to election results: State Level | King | Pierce | Snohomish | Spokane | Whatcom

Analysis from NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Asides and links from NPI's In Brief

State-Level Measures & Contests

Initiatives 976 and 1000; SJR 8200

State-Level Measures & Contests

Special elections for legislative and judicial positions

Be aware that these are unofficial results and will change as ballots continue to be counted.
Data is provided by the Secretary of State and county elections officials.

King County Results

County, city, port, and school board contests

King County Results

County-level positions are voted on in odd-numbered years

Be aware that these are unofficial results and will change as ballots continue to be counted.
Data is provided by the Secretary of State and county elections officials.

Pierce County Results

County, city, port, and school board contests

Pierce County Results

County-level positions are voted on in even-numbered years

Be aware that these are unofficial results and will change as ballots continue to be counted.
Data is provided by the Secretary of State and county elections officials.

Snohomish County Results

County, city, port, and school board contests

Snohomish County Results

County-level positions are voted on in odd-numbered years

Be aware that these are unofficial results and will change as ballots continue to be counted.
Data is provided by the Secretary of State and county elections officials.

Spokane County Results

City and school board contests

Spokane County Results

County-level positions are voted on in even-numbered years

Be aware that these are unofficial results and will change as ballots continue to be counted.
Data is provided by the Secretary of State and county elections officials.

Whatcom County Results

County, city, port, and school board contests

Whatcom County Results

County-level positions are voted on in odd-numbered years

Be aware that these are unofficial results and will change as ballots continue to be counted.
Data is provided by the Secretary of State and county elections officials.