Support Crosscut

Get the facts: A guide to Primary Election 2017

The ballots are in the mail. The candidates are still campaigning. And all of us voters in the Aug. 1 primary have to make up our minds soon on candidates for mayor, a tax to support arts and culture in King County, a key legislative battle, school board races. And much, much more.

Crosscut is publishing its voter guide in three parts. There’s one section (see the tabs above) to round up the humongous field of Seattle mayoral candidates. Another part breaks down the stances of the major mayoral candidates on several big issues. A final section covers the county ballot issue, port commission races, school board contests and state legislative races.

Although the ballots should be arriving in mailboxes this week, voters have until 8 p.m. Aug. 1 to return their ballots or have them postmarked. And, as in the past, Crosscut will occasionally update its guide with more information as the voting deadline nears.


In a changing Eastside, who will control the state Senate?

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is running for mayor

State Rep. Farrell, a transportation leader, joins mayor’s race

Bob Hasegawa is running for Seattle mayor

Ex-mayor McGinn leaps in to race against Ed Murray

Waterfront advocate Cary Moon is running for mayor

Activist, attorney Nikkita Oliver is running for mayor


Ballots need to be returned by 8 p.m. on Aug. 1.

Want to know how, where and when to return your ballot? Check King County Elections – Returning My Ballot for more information.

Support Crosscut