2024 Elections in Washington

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The 2024 elections in Washington will take place on November 5, 2024. Voters in Washington will participate in a variety of significant elections, including those for federal, state, and local offices. The primary elections are scheduled for August 6, 2024.

Federal Offices

Presidential Election

Washington will participate in the 2024 United States presidential election, allocating its 12 electoral votes based on the popular vote. The presidential primary for both parties is scheduled to be held on March 12, 2024.

U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell will be contested. Senator Cantwell, first elected in 2000, is running for re-election. The primary election for this seat will take place on August 6, 2024.

U.S. House of Representatives

All 10 of Washington's congressional districts will hold elections to select their representatives for the U.S. House. These elections will coincide with the presidential and other federal elections. Notably, incumbents Derek Kilmer (D) from the 6th district and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) from the 5th district have announced they will not seek re-election.

Statewide Executive Offices


Incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Inslee has announced he will not seek a fourth term. The gubernatorial race is expected to be highly competitive, with a top-two primary scheduled for August 6, 2024.

Secretary of State

The 2024 election for Washington Secretary of State will be held concurrently with other key races. Incumbent Democrat Steve Hobbs, who was appointed to the position in 2021 and won a 2022 special election, is running for re-election.

Other Statewide Offices

Other statewide executive offices up for election include Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Auditor, and Commissioner of Public Lands. The top-two primary system will apply to these races as well.

State Legislature

Washington State Senate

Elections will be held for 25 of the 49 seats in the Washington State Senate. Senators serve four-year terms, with the primary election scheduled for August 6, 2024.

Washington House of Representatives

All 98 seats in the Washington House of Representatives will be up for election. Representatives serve two-year terms, with primaries also held on August 6, 2024.

Local Elections

Various local elections will also take place across Washington, including for county commissioners, city council members, mayors, and school board members. These elections are crucial for local governance and community services.