For Immediate Release—On November 2, 2021, Washington state voters will elect representatives to local governments and make decisions about local ballot issues. Three advisory ballots will also appear on voters’ 2021 general election ballot.
LWVWA President Lunell Haught reminds voters, “The 18-day voting period begins on October 15. Now is the time to make sure your signature and address are up to date, and you have the information you need to cast your ballot.”
Voters can check their registration status at VoteWA.gov. Register if needed, update if needed. Then, visit the LWVWA website to find information about candidates and how the voting process works. Voters will find a checklist in English and Spanish to help make their voting plan, as well as Your Vote, published in partnership with The Spokesman-Review. This publication answers voters’ questions about how elections work. Selected stories are available in Spanish.
Voters can visit VOTE411 to find out where candidates stand on important issues. This personalized voter guide asks candidates to answer questions from the community in their own words. Voters can also visit local League of Women Voters’ websites to learn about upcoming candidate forums or to view forums that have already occurred.
The elections in 2021 are about deciding who will represent community interests in races most close to home. From school boards to city councils to ports and much more, voters will choose representatives who will make decisions that affect their daily lives. Haught emphasizes, “Local elections are where we have the greatest impact. Make sure you’re a part of the decision-making. Your vote is your voice. Vote.”
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League acts in support of, or in opposition to, selected governmental issues that its members have studied. It does not support or oppose candidates, factions, or political parties.