On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, Washington State voters will elect representatives to local governments and make decisions about three ballot measures. Voters will also weigh in on 12 advisory measures.

The League of Women Voters of Washington website at www.lwvwa.org has several tools to help voters make decisions:

  • Ballot Measure Summaries: These simplified summaries, available in English, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Japanese, provide information on three statewide ballot measures and 12 advisory ballots. The ballot measures include Referendum 88, which asks voters whether to approve Initiative 1000 concerning affirmative action; Initiative 976, regarding motor vehicle taxes and fees; and Senate Joint Resolution 8200, updating text about legislative powers during an emergency.
  • How to Vote! video: This short video describes the process for completing and mailing a ballot in Washington.
  • Your Vote: This online tabloid, published in conjunction with the Spokesman-Review, provides historical and general information about elections and how our government works.
  • Vote411: This online voting information portal allows voters to register to vote, check their registration status, and learn about the choices on their specific ballot. Voters can also review candidate responses to questions from members of their community, and more.

“Voters across the state need simple, accessible tools to help them navigate the voting process before Election Day,” said Lunell Haught, League president. “The League of Women Voters aims to do that with these tools.”

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.