As final ballots from the Feb. 14 special election roll in, 57% of voters are in favor of Initiative 135.
Of the 24,000 residents with felony records now able to vote, just 414 did so last fall. Advocates hope to increase registration and voter education.
Since the 2021 attack on the capitol campus, security has increased, two people have faced prosecution and reporters continue to feel the shock.
Barring a recount, the city will change its approach to primary elections.
The majority of national polls predicted that the most contentious races were going to be close. And boy, were they.
In a big win for Democrats, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has won the hotly contested southwest Washington seat for U.S. Congress.
The pediatrician from Sammamish defeated her Republican challenger, 52% to 48%, The Associated Press declared on Thursday.
After a tight race, Steve Hobbs will complete Kim Wyman's term and lead the state election office through 2024.
Early counts suggest voters will approve even-year voting and a minimum-wage hike in Tukwila but are still split on Seattle's Initiative 1A and 1B.
Voters largely pushed back on Republican candidates who supported conspiratorial lies about the 2020 presidential election.
The Associated Press has called the race for the incumbent, who was up 57% to 42% over Republican challenger Smiley after the first ballot drop Tuesday night.
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez leads Trump-endorsed Joe Kent with 53% of the vote. Democratic incumbent Kim Schrier is ahead of her GOP challenger Matt Larkin by six percentage points.
Democratic incumbent Steve Hobbs held his lead 50% to 47% over nonpartisan challenger Julie Anderson after Wednesday's ballot count.
Democrats held a lead in three of Washington's closely contested state Senate races after the first ballot drop.
Jim Ferrell conceded to Leesa Manion after the Thursday ballot drop showed the retiring prosecutor's chief of staff maintaining her lead.
The polls are closed in Washington state. Check here for the latest results in the races for Congress, state Legislature and more.