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

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

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

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

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

2020 Election

How Seattleites Can Support the Final Push for Record Voter Turnout

You don't even have to put down your phone.

10/30/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

GET OUT THE VOTE

If You Miss Those 'I Voted' Stickers, Try This Local Merch

Those free stickers are cool. But they don't give out beer and sweatshirts at polling places.

10/26/2020 By Zoe Sayler

2020 Election

Your Last-Minute Anxieties about Voting in King County, Addressed

How to register to vote if you still haven’t, and what to do if your ballot hasn’t arrived.

10/20/2020 By Christy Carley

2020 Election

Attention, Seattle Voters: Primary Ballots Are in the Mail

It actually counts this time. We swear.

02/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

A Seattle Voter's Guide to the November 2019 General Election

Before you drop your vote in the mail by November 5, here's a quick look at your ballot.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Matt Shea, Prostitution Stings, and Initiatives

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

11/06/2018 By Anne Dennon

Election 2018

Seattle Met’s Guide to Last-Minute Voting

King County’s November ballot is stacked.

11/02/2018 Edited by Hayat Norimine

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Seattle Police Contract, Regressive Taxes, and Backyard Cottages

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/22/2018 By Anne Dennon

Back Fence

Here's How to Vote, Kid

A mom writes her daughter on the occasion of her first election.

03/01/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Last Day to Register to Vote

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/28/2014 By Ezra Parter

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Librarians, Tutors, and Jewish Immigrants

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/25/2014 By Ezra Parter