2021 Election

Seattle May Be Progressive, But Its Voters Weren't This Election

Despite a late push from the left, the more moderate candidate prevailed in three of the four citywide races in the 2021 election. Why?

11/15/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

Reintroducing Bruce Harrell, Seattle's Next Mayor

The former three-term city council member won his race against M. Lorena González after ditching retirement.

11/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Election

The Defund Debate Finally Took Center Stage in Seattle’s Mayoral Race

M. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell sparred over their positions on policing just before Election Day.

11/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

What You Need to Know about the November 2 General Election

Candidates, ballot logistics, and other essential information for voting on Tuesday.

10/28/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

We Have a Culture War…in the Seattle City Attorney’s Race?

The down-ballot contest between Ann Davison and Nicole Thomas-Kennedy has become the talk of this election season.

10/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote of Confidence

Secretary of State Kim Wyman Delivers an October Surprise

Washington's Republican secretary of state will resign from her post on November 19 before departing for DC to fight election fraud.

10/27/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

City Council Position, At-Large

This Election Race Is (Probably) Going to Be Seattle’s Tightest

The contest between Sara Nelson and Nikkita Oliver for Seattle City Council Position No. 9 is going to be extremely close, a new poll says.

10/26/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

ICYMI

Kathy Lambert Is Election Season’s First Loser

Even before votes are tallied, the fifth-term King County Council member has forfeited some of her power in ignominious fashion.

10/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2021 Mayoral Race

What M. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell Said in First TV Debate

The Seattle mayoral candidates tried to delineate their positions on homelessness, policing, Amazon, and zoning.

10/18/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

Seattle Will Have a Recall Election After All. How Will It Work?

Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant faces a recall election on December 7.

10/05/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Should Seattle Use Ranked-Choice Voting?

Seattle's crowded primary on August 3, 2021, once again raises questions about whether our current voting system is long for this city.

08/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Vote!

A Last-Minute Guide to the August 3 Primary Election

Everything you need to know, procrastinators.

07/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Ballot Busters

A Very Serious List of Candidates for Seattle Mayor

City Hall chair swapping? Boring. Let's have some fun in 2021.

12/08/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

2020 Election

Did Trump Lose or Gain Support in Washington?

Scouring the state’s election results now that they're officially official.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Bummed about Biden? Celebrate These Local Progressive Wins

The president-elect's record shouldn't overshadow down-ballot triumphs for Puget Sound region progressives.

11/10/2020 By Christy Carley

2020 Relief

Biden’s Victory Brought Joyful Noise Back to Seattle

Saturday's political revelry should revive an early pandemic ritual.

11/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

Mad at the Polls? A Local Pollster Explains What Might’ve Happened

Some criticism is justified. Some is not.

11/06/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

These Washington Races Wrapped Up Early

Even as the national presidential outcome hangs in the balance, our state's initial results put a bow on some local campaigns.

11/04/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Election

How Long Will It Take Washington to Count the Votes?

Plus answers to a few basic questions that may come up in your living room or group chat.

11/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Fight or Flight

Washington Googles Moving to Canada More Than Any Other State

Republican presidential wins cause huge interest in immigration. Do we actually go?

11/02/2020 By Stefan Milne