As we look ahead to November’s elections, University Place Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates.
- Sample Ballot: To see the full state ballot, go to the Washington Secretary of State's website.
- Polling locations: To find ballot drop-off locations go here and enter your zip code.
- Register to Vote: You have to register to vote by Oct. 6. You can download the form here or register online here.
Pierce County Council
Secretary of State
Jim McIntire (D)
Commissioner of Public Lands
Superintendent of Public Instruction (non partisan)
State House, District 28, Pos. 1
State House, District 28, Pos. 2
State Senate, District 28
For information about state judicial elections go here.
Proposition 1, Pierce Transit Sales and Use Tax Increase: This proposition would authorize Pierce Transit to impose an additional three-tenths of 1 percent (0.3 percent) sales and use tax, for a total sales and use tax of nine- tenths of one percent (0.9 percent), to fund restoration and provision of services, including special event and commuter service, services for people with disabilities and capital improvements.
Referendum 74, Washington Same-Sex Marriage Veto Referendum: This bill would allow same-sex couples to marry, preserve domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserve the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony.
Initiative 502, Marijuana Legalization: The proposed measure would legalize the production, possession, delivery and distribution of marijuana. The initiative would regulate the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older.
Initiative 1240, Charter Schools: The proposed measure would allow 40 public charter schools in the state over the next five years.
Initiative 1185, Washington Two-Thirds Vote Required to Raise Taxes: The proposed measure would require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people in order to raise taxes.
For other measures, look here.
For Washington state political contributions and campaign finance information please click here.