Are You Ready To Vote In The 2020 General Election?

  Community Interest

by Kynan Warren (and WHCA Board)

This November’s general election has the potential to change the direction of this country for generations to come, however it’s not just a president that you are asked to vote for! Hopefully these resources can help guide you into making a well-informed decision.

  • View your voter registration information, track your ballot, and read about the contests on your ballot on your My Voter Information dashboard.
  • Register or update your voter registration at VoteWA.

NOTE: West Hill Community Association does NOT endorse candidates for political office.

Important Dates

  • September 18: Overseas, service, and out of state ballots sent for the General Election
  • September 22: National Voter Registration Day
  • October 13: Local voter’s pamphlets mailed
  • October 14: Ballots mailed for the General Election, vote centers open
  • October 15: Ballot drop boxes open
  • October 26: Deadline to register/update registration online or by mail
  • November 3rd: ELECTION DAY! Ballots must be postmarked by today or returned to a drop box by 8 p.m. Last day to register in person and vote!

How to vote

You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. Returning your ballot early allows time to correct any issues with your signature so we can count your ballot. You can return your ballot by mail or to a ballot drop box.

Ballot drop boxes

Return your ballot to a ballot drop box, like the one at Skyway Library, no stamp required. Your ballot must be returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Plan ahead to avoid lines.

By mail

No stamp needed to return your ballot! You can vote and return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service as soon as you receive it. King County Elections recommends dropping your ballot in the mail by the Friday before Election Day to make sure it gets postmarked in time to be counted. Your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day, November 3.

Vote Centers

King County vote centers are available to voters who need assistance completing their ballot. Trained staff and specialized equipment are available to help voters with disabilities cast a private, independent ballot.


Meet the Candidates!

WHCA brought together all of the candidates looking to represent our district in the State House of Representatives (37th LD Positions 1 & 2) for a debate on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live.

Moderator Bridgette Hempstead (Founder, Cierra Sisters), was joined by co-moderators from Skyway Youth Network Collaborative’s (SYNC) Youth Leadership Council, Mia Dabney and Alicia Ing.

Candidates participating:

Legislative District 37, State Representative Pos. 1
Legislative District 37, State Representative Pos. 2

What’s On The Ballot?

King County Charter Amendments

NOTE: The Board of Directors for West Hill Community Association voted unanimously on October 14, 2020 to endorse all seven amendments to the King County Charter. Visit Charter for Justice to learn more about each of these amendments.

State Measures

Federal

US President & Vice President
Congressional District 9, U.S. Representative

State

Washington State, Governor
Washington State, Lt. Governor
Washington State, Secretary of State
Washington State, State Treasurer
Washington State, State Auditor
Washington State, Attorney General
Washington State, Commissioner of Public Lands
Washington State, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Washington State, Insurance Commissioner
Legislative District 37, State Representative Pos. 1
Legislative District 37, State Representative Pos. 2

State Measures


King County


Judicial

State Supreme Court

Supreme Court, Justice Position No. 3
Supreme Court, Justice Position No. 4
Supreme Court, Justice Position No. 6
Supreme Court, Justice Position No. 7

Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1

Court Of Appeals, Division 1, District 1, Judge Position 5
Court Of Appeals, Division 1, District 1, Judge Position 6

Superior Court

King Superior Court, Judge Position 13
King Superior Court, Judge Position 30

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