2012 General Election
o Over 178,000 registered or reactivated since the August Primary.
o Approximately 60,000 military and overseas voters
o May indicate an overall turnout above the 81% prediction.
o About 90% of ballots will be counted by Friday.
What is on the ballot?
o Same-sex marriage
o Legalization of marijuana
o Charter schools
o Special election to fill the vacancy in the 1st District
o Open seats in the 1st, 6th and 10th District
o Open seats in 4 races
What are people asking?
o In a ballot drop box by 8:00 pm Election Day. Locations available at www.myvote.wa.gov
o By mail with a postmark no later than Election Day. Check the pick-up time on the box if mailing on Tuesday.
o Contact your county elections office by phone, email or website. This close to the election, many offices are issuing ballots electronically.
o First time on the ballot, created in Initiative 960 in 2007.
o Language dictated by Initiative 960 is very confusing, little information available in the Voters’ Pamphlet.