This has always been a small rural election with relatively few people attending. The largest vote in recent history was probably 2015, where Larry Helm beat Joy Monjure with 'in-person' votes on election day. The total ballots were a little over 4000. This year there were over 4800 absentee ballots requested by the Februray 14th deadline alone! Democrats are promoting this election and our candidate Heather Christianson as part of our "contest every seat in the Trump era" imperative. I am guessing 3 times the number of absentee ballots (15K) will show up at "Hinotes Corner" which is , just north of Hannegan and Pole Rd. But that is just my guess. Normally, I would predict much smaller numbers, but we don't live in "normal" political times. As Democrats, we see the election of Heather Christianson as our first chance to defeat Trumpublicans. As a reminder, 115K voted in last fall's general election; 65K of those voted for Democrat Patty Murray.
At the end of this post are notes from Dawn Bekenyi of the WCD detailing the election process. The process will involve the WCD matching you to your voter database information at myvote.wa.gov. Before you come to vote, I recommend logging on to myvote.wa.gov to make sure:
- your voter database information is correct
- your residential and mailing address are current
- and your voter "Status" is active.
Without all three of those requirements, you will not be able to vote. If you have any questions call, or email the WC Elections office.