Resources

REGISTER TO VOTE!

The easiest way to register is to use VoteWA, the web app on the Washington Secretary of State’s website. You can register, update your address, look up your precinct number, and learn the names of all your Washington elected officials.

Got questions? Check out our Voter Registration Q&A!

EVERYTHING you need to know about registering to vote in Washington

How to Vote in Washington (video)

Vote411 Washington – are you eligible to vote?


ELECTION INFORMATION

CANDIDATES & ISSUES

Washington Votes – gives users instant access to concise and objective descriptions of every single bill, amendment, and vote that takes place in the Washington legislature.

Vote Smart Washington State – Olympia

Vote Smart Washington State – Congress

Ballotpedia (Washington) – Look up ballot measures, too

Brennan Center for Justice – Issue information at nonpartisan think tank

Countable – News and pros/cons of federal bills and issues

Presidential Candidates in His/Her Own Words

FOLLOW THE MONEY

Public Disclosure Commission – Follow the money for State & local races and initiatives.

Federal Election Commission – Follow the money for Congressional races

ELECTION RESULTS

Kittitas County Auditor Elections page

Washington Secretary of State Elections & Voting page

Also go to our candidates pages by using the navigation bars at the top and bottom of this page.


Learn About Local Government

The State We’re In – Guide to state, tribal and local government, produced by the League of Women Voters

Your Vote – a collaborative effort between LWV Washington State & Spokesman-Review. Learn more about Washington state electoral issues and national voting timelines.

The Closest Governments to the People – guide to local government

Special-purpose districts in Washington state

Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC)

MRSC publications in pdf

Washington State Association of Counties resource links


Learn About the 3 Branches of Government

The United States Constitution established our current system of government. It consists of three branches; the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial. Read more about them here.

         How a Bill Becomes Law (Schoolhouse Rock Video)

         How a Bill Becomes Law