Washington has a steadily growing population, and in 2019 it was estimated to be about 7.6 million people. State demographics consists of 69% white, 12% Hispanic, 4% African American and 8% Asian. The Elway Poll (2018) showed that 43% of voters considered themselves as independents, outnumbering Democrats and Republicans. Washington has voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election since 1988. In 2016, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by a comfortable (16%) margin. With 12 electoral votes Washington is considered a blue state.
There are 4.7 million registered voters in Washington. It is one of two states to be completely vote by mail. If you are a registered voter, you are automatically mailed a ballot. All ballots must be postmarked by Election Day. Washington offers in-person voting starting October 16 which continues on to Election Day. In addition to the presidential ticket, 10 U.S. House seats are also on the ballot.