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Analysis & Reports

The calendar for the majority of Win|Win Network Partners includes a large push of campaigning, community organizing, and civic engagement during campaign seasons. Organizations are continually looking to improve their impact and become more effective in pushing the needle in Washington towards racial, economic, and social equity.

Win|Win examines data such as voter turnout and election results to provide high-quality reports and one-on-one strategy support to Network Partners. Seattle's Democracy Voucher Program enabled residents to allocate four $25 vouchers to candidates for local office with the goal of increasing voter engagement and turnout. In 2021, Win|Win published a report analyzing how effective Seattle's Democracy Voucher Program was at increasing voter turnout, especially for voters who had not regularly participated in past campaign cycles. Win|Win's research found that the program was incredibly effective and has supported the case for expanding the program to other areas in Washington and beyond.

In 2022, with the addition of a full time Research Analyst, Win|Win plans to take on additional civic engagement research projects and to dig deeper in primary and election reports than ever before.

2021 Election Report Excerpts:

Newly Registered Voters:

Of the new 111,064 newly registered voters in 2021, 20.5% voted in the general election.

Turnout By Race:

Data on turnout by race is based on the modeled data available in VAN.

2021 WA General Election Turnout by Race

Race Number that Voted Turnout % Total Population Modeled in VAN
African American 30,509 19.67 155,107
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 66,201 24.84 266,482
Hispanic 42,480 14.92 284,765
Native American - - -
White 1,706,372 40.66 4,197,001
Unknown 35,205 23.97 146,888
Total People 1,881,224 37.23 5,053,172

2021 Election Report Excerpts:

Newly Registered Voters:

Of the new 111,064 newly registered voters in 2021, 20.5% voted in the general election.

Turnout By Race:

Data on turnout by race is based on the modeled data available in VAN.



 

2021 WA General Election Turnout by Race

Race Number that Voted Turnout % Total Population Modeled in VAN
African American 30,509 19.67 155,107
Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander 66,201 24.84 266,482
Hispanic 42,480 14.92 284,765
Native American - - -
White 1,706,372 40.66 4,197,001
Unknown 35,205 23.97 146,888
Total People 1,881,224 37.23 5,053,172

2020 New Voters Turnout in 2021 General Election:

Of the 372,935 People who voted for the first time in the 2020 general election, only 33,099 voted in the 2021 general election. This is a turnout of 8.8%, showing a huge drop in voter turnout of 2020 New Voters. Drop off in turnout is expected in an off year election.

Port of Seattle

For the first time the Port of Seattle Commission is now a majority minority with the election of two women of color, Toshiko Hasegawa and Hamdi Mohamed. The 2021 Port of Seattle General Elections were a historic win for representation on the commission and for the entire King County region.

Port of Seattle Commission Position 4 Election Results

Port of Seattle Commission Pos. 4 Votes
Hasegawa 295,610
Steinbrueck 249,279
Margin of Victory 46,331

Toshiko Hasegawa defeated Incumbent Peter Steinbrueck

Port of Seattle Commission Position 3 Election Results

Port of Seattle Commission Pos. 3 Votes
Mohamed 294,776
Bowman 250,542
Margin of Victory 44,234

Hamdi Mohamed defeated Incumbent Stephanie Bowman

Pierce County

Tacoma City Council and Mayor: Kiara Daniels, Victoria Woodards

Tacoma and Pierce county have been a primary focus for the Network over the past few years to invest locally and increase voter turnout and representation for communities of color. With one of the largest Black communities in the state, Tacoma had the opportunity to elect three Black women to the city council and Mayor positions. Kiara Daniels defeated Brett Johnson for Position 6 by a margin of 8951 votes and Incumbent mayor Victoria Woodards won her re-election campaign by over 8,000 votes.

Tacoma City Council Position 6 Election Results

Tacoma City Council Pos. 6 Votes
Daniels 24,667
Johnson 15,716
Margin of Victory 8,951

At-Large District 6: Kiara Daniels defeats Brett Johnson

City of Tacoma Mayoral Election Results

City of Tacoma Mayor Votes
Edwards 25,102
Haverly 16,707
Margin of Victory 8,395

Mayor: Incumbent Victoria Woodards defeats first time candidate Steve Haverly

City of Tacoma Turnout by Race

Race Total Registered Total Voted Percent Turnout
All Voters 177,732 51519 28.99%
BIPOC 38,544 5,764 14.95%
White 130,412 44,069 33.79%

City of Tacoma Turnout by Age

Age Total Registered Total Voted Percent Turnout
18-19 2,427 285 11.74%
20-24 13,161 1133 8.61%
25-29 17,016 1821 10.70%
30-39 36,459 6840 18.76%
40-49 27,945 6750 24.15%
50-64 42,624 14795 34.71%
65+ 38,100 19895 52.22%