Jurisdictions

How to Submit a Ballot Measure


To have a measure appear on a ballot, a jurisdiction must submit a resolution requesting an election. Each measure being submitted must have completed a Resolution Coversheet. You must also submit an Explanatory Statement and a Committee For and Against appointment form.  Read the Jurisdiction Manual and the Local Voter Pamphlet rules for more information. Contact us if you have any questions. 

Important dates to remember:

Requirements for measures to pass

Requesting Data

Since the passage of SB 5459 Concerning requests for records containing election information, the state becomes the official source of data from VoteWA. Please you the link below provided by the state for requests for data.

Statewide Voter Information
Contact the Office of the Secretary of State for statewide information or visit the statewide Ballot Return Statistics page.

Election Matchbacks

Match backs are a list of ballots that have been returned during an Election. The list is updated daily on days when ballots are processed.

Matchbacks can be downloaded from the Washington Secretary of State Ballot Return Statistics page.

Request for Voter Information

Washington law provides that certain registration information about voters be made available to political campaigns and candidates for political purposes only (RCW 29A.08.720-740).

Voter Registration database exports are available from the Office of the Secretary of State.

RCW 29A.08.740 makes misuse of voter registration information a Class C Felony punishable by imprisonment for up to five years and/or subject to a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars.

Archived Results 

If you are looking for the last time you put something on a ballot or want results from past elections, use the links below. 


Archived Results 2007-Current - Grant County Results Only
Archived Results from 1900-2006 - State and County
Archived Results from 2007-Current - State and County