General election ballots in the mail next week

Ballots for Washington voters are to be mailed by Oct. 19. The statewide voters’ pamphlet will be sent to all Washington voters as well. Voters are also encouraged to view the online general election voters’ guides.

The 2012 general election in Washington state includes: the president, U.S. Senate, all 10 U.S. House contests, all 98 state House races and half of the state Senate.

All statewide elected offices are on the ballot, including governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction. Judicial races are also on the ballot, including three state Supreme Court positions.

To learn more about local elections, visit the state election’s website at


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