Elections 2022

Welcome to The Stranger's election headquarters, where it's always election season. 

If you're looking for reporting on the egomaniacs running for elected office, then you're in the right place. If you're not, then you're in the wrong place. But why not stay awhile anyway? After all, we've got all the info you need to know how to vote, when to vote, where to vote, and—most importantly—who to vote for. Enjoy <3

Important dates
Oct 1: Drop boxes open
Oct 24: Ballots in mailboxes 
Oct 31: Last day to register online or by mail
Nov 8: Last day to register in person and vote

Voting info
Register to vote online
Find your nearest ballot dropbox 
If you want to vote in person, find a voting center
If you lost your ballot or it didn't arrive, then print one out 

2022 General Election Endorsements

Federal

The Threat to Democracy Is Alive and Well in Washington State

Look at All These Election-Deniers on the Ballot

Is This Anti-Murray Ad Stupid, or Is It Too Intellectual for Me?

MAGA Republicans Play 4-D Chess to Pull Independents and Undecideds in WA

Tiffany Smiley Sounded Like an Idiot Last Night

Right-wing Fearmongering, Spineless Weaseliness, and Other Highlights from the WA Senate Town Hall

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State

Washington State Democrats No Longer Fear a Red Wave

One King County Swing District Still a Toss-Up, Though

Chipalo Street and Emijah Smith Clash over Housing during Debate

Candidates for State House Differ on Approach to Density in Seattle’s South End

Centrist Democrat PAC Engages in Electoral Climate Arson

Dem and GOP PACs Join Forces to Unseat WA Lawmaker Leading on Climate

Washington’s Hottest (and Most Expensive) State Legislative Race

Kitsap Contest Pits Democrat vs the Legislature’s Biggest Brat

WA Democrats Finally Plan to Address Racist Violence on the Campaign Trail

Security Concerns Hurt Candidate Recruitment, Black Legislators Say

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Prosecutors and Judges

Jim Ferrell's "Unserious" Solution to Federal Way's Fentanyl Problem

Doubling Down on Criminalizing Addiction Yields Zero Results

Defense Attorneys Say Harsh Sentencing Decision Reveals Judge's Bias

Judge Eisenberg's Alleged Use of a "Trial Tax" Draws Criticism Amid Reelection Campaign

Seattle’s Presiding Judge Defends Slow but Steady Progress

Adam Eisenberg Promotes Domestic Violence Diversion Program in Reelection Bid

Pooja Vaddadi Wants to Heal Seattle’s Traumatic Court System

Judicial Candidate Aims to Stop the Court’s “Pattern of Abuse”

Progressives Unite Behind Manion for King County Prosecutor

Initial Skeptics Praise Her Reality-Based Approach to Diversion Programs

Jim Ferrell Turns Youth Diversion Program into a Political Football

Prosecutor Candidate’s Criticisms Lack Evidence, Would Waste Taxpayer Money

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City

Seattle City Council Puts Ranked-Choice Voting on Ballot

Come November, We'll Vote on How We Want to Vote

Want to Have Dinner with an Insurrectionist?

The King County Republicans Can Hook You Up

Seattle City Council May Put Ranked-Choice Voting on the Ballot

After Months of Tension, Ranked-Choice and Approval Voting Could Duke it out on the Ballot

A Photo-Finish for Seattle’s Social Housing Initiative

Last-Minute Paid Signature Gatherers May Have Saved HON’s Ass

2022 Primary Election

Ballot Drop Update

Farivar Inches Ahead in Northeast Seattle, Dunn's Congressional Hopes Slip Away

Ballot Drop Update

Matt Larkin Pulls Slightly Ahead of Reagan Dunn, Republicans in Disarray in Covington

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Elections 2022 Yesterday 12:57 PM

Ranked-choice Voting Won in Seattle. Now What?

Just Gotta Design a New Ballot That Doesn’t Suck, Make It Idiot-Proof, Update the Tabulation System, Figure Out How to Report the Results, and Make Sure Everyone Knows What the Hell’s Going On

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Seattle Progressives Have a Turnout Problem

They Don’t Show up in Odd Years

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Patty Murray Wins, But Races for State Legislature Still Close

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We're Covering Election Night Parties All Over Town

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The Stranger Endorses Leesa Manion

Vote Manion for King County Prosecutor

Elections 2022 Nov 7 2:07 PM

You Still Have Time to Vote in King County

It’s Easy, and, Frankly, It's the Least You Can Do

Elections 2022 Nov 7 10:10 AM

The Stranger Endorses Claudia Kauffman

Vote Kauffman for LD 47 State Senator

Elections 2022 Nov 4 12:58 PM

The Threat to Democracy Is Alive and Well in Washington State

Look at All These Election-Deniers on the Ballot

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The Stranger Endorses Noel Frame

Vote Frame for LD 36 State Senator

Elections 2022 Nov 2 4:20 PM

The Stranger Endorses Darya Farivar

Vote Farivar for LD 46,  Position No. 2

Elections 2022 Nov 2 1:12 PM

Is This Anti-Murray Ad Stupid, or Is It Too Intellectual for Me?

MAGA Republicans Play 4-D Chess to Pull Independents and Undecideds in WA

Elections 2022 Nov 1 10:46 AM

The Stranger Endorses Kim Schrier

Vote Schrier for US Representative, Congressional District 8

Elections 2022 Oct 31 4:50 PM

Tiffany Smiley Sounded Like an Idiot Last Night

Right-wing Fearmongering, Spineless Weaseliness, and Other Highlights from the WA Senate Town Hall

Elections 2022 Oct 28 2:26 PM

Vote No on Seattle Proposition Nos. 1A and 1B

But Vote Proposition 1B on the Second Question