2016 WA Primary Voting Record

July 24, 2016

I’ve been trying to keep track of my voting record in the big election years to see which way I lean politically over time. I think I’ve typically tended to vote about 60% conservative, 40% liberal — which is about where I was during the 2012 primary election.

We live in a vote-by-mail county, so I completed my ballot today and it’ll get mailed off tomorrow. I kept track of my votes, and they were as follows:

  • 7 Republicans
  • 3 Democrats
  • 3 Libertarians/Independents

That’s 54% Republicans, and then 23% each for Democrats and Other. There were one or two races that were non-partisan, so I’m not counting those this year.

This side of the state leans heavily conservative and every election there are several races that have only Republican candidates. I think there were three such races this year. So, who knows … things might be a little different if we had more variety to choose from. But I seem to be pretty consistent in voting 50-60% Republican and the rest Democrat/Other each big election year.

And yes, I’m well aware this is probably only of interest to me. And that’s okay. It’s my blog, after all. 🙂

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