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Everyone’s vote counts, but some count more than others. More than 100 million ballots will be distilled into the 538 Electoral College votes. The first candidate to 270 wins. With the results in most states seemingly predetermined, the race comes down to a handful of swing states. On and off rain is in the forecast this Election Day, so bring the umbrella along as you head to the polls.
If you are planning to vote today you will need to bring a photo ID with you. If you don’t have one you can sign a statement which says why you don’t have one and bring one of these.
- Valid voter registration certificate
- Birth certificate
- Current utility bill
- Government check
- Paystub or bank statement that includes your name and address
- Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)
Washington voters disillusioned with the two major party choices for president want to know: Will my write-in vote count? Google searches for ‘write in’ surged in October. Some people who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary season may still find themselves unable to support Hillary Clinton for president. They may be choosing to write-in Sanders’ name. Folks who don’t want to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump may be leaning toward writing in third party conservative candidate Evan McMullin. McMullin is on the ballot in 11 states but not Washington. If you choose to write in a name for president on the Washington ballot, your vote is valid as long as that person is a registered write-in candidate. But each individual write-in will only be counted if it could sway the election.
Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes to lead the Seahawks to a 31-25 win over the Bills. It was the Hawks 11th Monday night win in a row.