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Seattle Voters' Guide
Guide to the upcoming election for City of Seattle voters. Background information on the election and statements from the candidates and ballot issue campaigns.
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Video Voters' Guide

November 8, 2016 General Election

Seattle Ballot Issue

Initiative Measure No. 124

Video Voters' Guide

Democracy Voucher Program

Eligible Seattle residents may receive four $25 Democracy Vouchers, valued at a total of $100. Democracy Vouchers can be used to support candidates running for Seattle City Council or City Attorney in the 2017 election. For more information, please visit the Democracy Voucher Program website.

Other Offices and Ballot Issues
on City of Seattle General Election ballots

Information on candidates for these offices:

US President and Vice President
US Senate
US House of Representatives
State Offices
State Legislature
State Supreme Court
Superior Court
Court of Appeals
District Court

Can be found at the:
Secretary of State's
Online Voters' Guide

Or Customize your Candidate guide for your particular precinct's ballot: King County Elections'
My Voter Guide

Information on these statewide ballot issues:

State Measures

Initiative Measure No. 1433
concerns labor standards.

Initiative Measure No. 1464
concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists.

Initiative Measure No. 1491
concerns court-issued extreme risk protection orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.

Initiative Measure No. 1501
concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals.

Initiative Measure No. 732
concerns taxes.

Initiative Measure No. 735
concerns a proposed amendment to the federal constitution.

Advisory Votes

Advisory Vote No. 14
House Bill 2768

Advisory Vote No. 15
Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2778

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

Senate Joint Resolution No. 8210
concerns the deadline for completing state legislative and congressional redistricting.

Can be found at the:
Secretary of State's
Online Voters' Guide

Information on other local ballot issues
on City of Seattle General Election ballots

King County Charter Amendment No. 1
Nonpartisan Prosecuting Attorney

King County Charter Amendment No. 2
Gender-Neutral Language

Sound Transit (A Regional Transit Authority) Proposition No. 1
Light-Rail, Commuter-Rail, and Bus Service Expansion

Can be found at the:
King County Elections'
Ballot Measures Voters' Guide

PDF Version

A PDF version of the Voters' Guide can be found at

King County Elections PDF Voters' Guide

Other Languages

King County Elections has voting information available in these languages:

中文 (Chinese)

한국어 (Korean)

Español (Spanish)

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

Other 2016 Seattle Elections Information

Election Days

Primary Election: August 2, 2016
General Election: November 8, 2016

City Campaigns

There are no regularly scheduled elections for Seattle City Council, Mayor or City Attorney in 2016. The next regularly scheduled elections for city offices will be in 2017.

Here is a

List of 2016 Seattle Campaigns

that have formed to promote or oppose 2016 ballot measures.

2017 Seattle Elections

Offices scheduled to be on the 2017 ballot in Seattle (and the incumbent)

Mayor (Murray)
At Large City Council Position 8 (Burgess)
At Large City Council Position 9 (González)
City Attorney (Holmes)

Seattle City Council - District Elections

Charter Amendment 19, passed by voters on November 5, 2013, mandated the following schedule for Council Races:
Position 2015 2017 2019
1-Southwest 4 Year Term Not on Ballot 4 Year Term
2-Southeast 4 Year Term Not on Ballot 4 Year Term
3-East Central 4 Year Term Not on Ballot 4 Year Term
4-Lake Union to Sand Point 4 Year Term Not on Ballot 4 Year Term
5-North 4 Year Term Not on Ballot 4 Year Term
6-Green Lake to Golden Gardens 4 Year Term Not on Ballot 4 Year Term
7-Downtown to Discovery Park 4 Year Term Not on Ballot 4 Year Term
8-At Large 2 Year Term 4 Year Term Not on Ballot
9-At Large 2 Year Term 4 Year Term Not on Ballot
More information on the 7 City Council Districts can be found at the Seattle City Clerk.

Voting and Ballot FAQs

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What is the registration deadline?
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How do I vote absentee?
Where is my polling place?
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What is Vote by Mail?
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How do I get help with voting?
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