Voting Guide Archive


Welcome to the archive of, a website that provided annual guidance for voters in Washington State trying to understand the items formerly known as statewide "advisory votes," which were really push polls concocted by a right wing Republican activist named Tim Eyman who wanted to promote his anti-commons agenda at taxpayer expense.

"Advisory votes" were permanently abolished in 2023 following Governor Jay Inslee's signing of Senate Bill 5082, legislation from the Northwest Progressive Institute that replaced the push polls with truthful, useful, and accurate fiscal information always available to voters online. 

A victory for voters: On April 20th, 2023, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5082 into law 

Senate Bill 5082 signing

This post goes into more detail about Senate Bill 5082 and why the Legislature decided to eliminate "advisory votes" from Washingtonians' ballots. It's a great resource for those interested in the development and enactment of the legislation.

Archived guides

If you're interested in seeing the archived guides that were available here in 2021 and 2022, the last two years of statewide "advisory votes," you'll find them at the links below.


Northwest Progressive Institute

Northwest Progressive Institute

A regionally focused nonprofit working from Washington, Oregon, & Idaho to constructively transform our world through insightful research and imaginative advocacy.