These type of elections are tough. It is one thing to believe whole-heartedly in a candidate or a measure and to see that, under the best of circumstance, they have a long haul to an outside shot of passing. It another to be confronted by a relatively empty ballot, populated by referendums that are advisory only and positions that have either no or token opposition.
Still, there are some measures worth measuring here, in particular the ones dealing with education and gun safety. So, go dig out the ballot from under those Fred Meyer circulars and get cracking, because while you have until Tuesday to mail it in, they will start counting early, and release the first results Tuesday night.
Initiative 1351 (Minimum Class Size) - YES
Initiative 951 (Gun Confiscation) - NO. No. Just a big steaming mug of Nope.
Initiative 954 (Close the Gun Loophole) - YES
Advisory Referendum 8 and 9. Sigh. Fine. Whatever. MAINTAIN.
US Rep, 9th District - Adam Smith
Washington State Supreme Court:
Position Four - Charles Johnson
Position Seven - Debra L. Stevens
State Legislature 11th District, Position 2 - Chris Bergquist
Kent Position A (New Police Station) - YES
And that's about it. It is not a lot, so you have no one to blame but yourself for not voting.
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