(Nov. 8, 2016) — Hey, Washington state voter. Have you mailed in or dropped off your ballot yet? If not, no excuses. Do it today! No “buts.”
But I’m at work, and I didn’t send in my ballot yet. You have until 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) to drop your completed ballot in an elections-office dropbox. You can also still mail it, but it must be postmarked today. So check the pickup times on any mailbox to make sure you haven’t missed the last pickup. If you’re unsure, find your nearest dropbox or go to the Post Office. Many have extended hours today for ballots.
But I don’t know where any ballot drop boxes are. Click here for a list of ballot dropbox locations and voting service centers in Washington state. No stamps needed.
But I can’t find my ballot. — No matter. In Washington state, you can print out a PDF replacement/provisional ballot online. Click here to find your county auditor and learn how to make that happen. You can also go in person to your county auditor’s office to receive and fill out a provisional ballot.
But I haven’t studied all the ballot measures and candidates. We have. The unions that comprise the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO have studied the questionnaires, interviewed the candidates, debated the ballot measures, and voted on who and what has earned the WSLC’s endorsements as the best choices for working families. See the full list of WSLC endorsements here.
But I don’t care. You should.
If you care about how much you get paid at work; if you care about getting or keeping access to health care; if you care about promoting job creation in Washington state; if you care about any of the important things at stake in this election — and there are many — you need to make your voice heard.
Even if you aren’t inspired by your choices, you have a duty as an American to consider the choices you have, and make them. People have sacrificed their lives to make sure you can vote and decide who should lead your nation, state, and community.
Still not convinced? Listen to these guys…