2016 Washington Elections – BALLOTPEDIA

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Welcome to the Washington elections portal for 2016. Scroll down for information about what’s on the ballot, election dates, voting and more. Washington will see elections for the offices listed below in 2016. Click the links to navigate to Ballotpedia’s overview pages for each of these elections, where you will find background, candidate lists, dates, analysis and more.

What’s on your ballot?

Washington voters will elect one member of the U.S. Senate and all ten of its representatives in the U.S. House. Ballotpedia does not categorize these as battleground races.

A Ballotpedia analysis identifies the Washington State Senate and the Washington State House of Representatives as being among 20 battleground chambers in the November 2016 election. Primary elections will be on August 2.

Washington will hold an election for governor on November 8, 2016. Gov. Jay Inslee (D) is seeking re-election to the office. No Republican has won the governor’s office in Washington since 1980.

Two ballot measures are certified for the 2016 ballot: one to impose a carbon emission tax on certain fossil fuels and fossil-fuel-generated electricity, the other to urge a federal constitutional amendment limiting constitutional rights to people, not corporations.

Democratic presidential caucuses took place on March 26, 2016. Bernie Sanders won the Washington Democratic caucus, beating Hillary Clinton by more than 40 points. A Republican presidential primary election took place on May 24, 2016.

Barack Obama carried Washington in both 2008 and 2012 general elections.

See also: Presidential election in Washington, 2016


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