Indivisible WA-4 is pleased to announce the Indivisible WA-4 Tri-Cities Voters’ Guide for the 2018 Primary Election in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, and West Richland, WA.
Ballots will be mailed July 20 and are due August 7.
Please share this guide far and wide!
Indivisible WA-4, a non-partisan group of Tri-Citizens ensuring constituents are heard, informed and represented at the federal, state and local level, is providing this Voter Guide as a public service, to promote informed democracy in the Tri-Cities. This is the second Tri-Cities Voters Guide, and has been prepared fully through volunteer efforts.
Based on our experience and feedback received from the our Voter’s Guides produced last year, we’ve made some improvements to this guide. We have redesigned the guide for better online viewing and have added brief descriptions of the responsibilities of each office at the beginning of the Voter’s Guide. We also improved our process for contacting candidates, resulting in a much better response rate; the vast majority of candidates returned responses to our questions. We included races only where three or more candidates were running, as in races with only two candidates, both candidates will go on to the General Election. Candidates are listed in the same order as they appeared on the Auditor’s candidate filing page.
The questions posed to candidates were developed by Indivisible WA-4 in an effort to reflect the values and concerns common to our area. The Voters’ Guide is meant to augment the information provided in the Benton County and Franklin County Voter Pamphlets, which gives background information on the candidates but does not address their stance on issues currently affecting our communities, besides what the candidate chose to provide.
Persistent efforts were made to ensure that all candidates contacted and had ample opportunity to participate in this Voters’ Guide, including emailing questionnaires to all candidates and following up with phone calls. Volunteers used the email and phone contacts provided by the candidates when they registered to run for office. Candidates whose responses are not included did not respond after attempts to contact them or did not submit their answers.
All candidate responses received by July 11, 2018, are included in this Guide. Candidates’ answers have been copied and pasted into this Voters Guide exactly as written.
Ballots are due August 7. We encourage you to vote.
Additional sources of information about 2018 general election
Washington Secretary of State
The deadline for online or mail registration was July 9, but you can still register in person until July 30 to receive a ballot for the 2018 Primary Election.