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Washington election at a glance | Secretary of State

November 2, 2012 · Updated 1:40 PM

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   Taxes

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.

o   All races at www.vote.wa.gov and personalized information at www.myvote.wa.gov


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