Some of the hottest races are in King County, including Seattle’s seven-way race for County Executive as well as the mayor’s race; Ostrom says there are plenty of others.
"In Snohomish County, there are some important races between candidates who are focused on protecting rural areas and quality of life, and other candidates who are more pro-development. In Whatcom County, there are some real important races too, between some progressive candidates and folks who are more conservative.
Washington voters should have received ballots by now. For those who haven’t, it’s time to call the county auditor’s office and request one. The Washington Secretary of State’s office has contact information for all county auditors and election departments listed online at www.secstate.wa.gov. Pierce County is the only Washington county that still has polling places.
Fuse Washington puts out an online voters guide, which Ostrom says includes information about the candidates’ backgrounds and who has endorsed them. It’s at progressivevotersguide.org.