After the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats now control the House of Representatives. The Republicans have maintained their control of the Senate with their majority.
Nearly of eligible voters casted their ballots for the 2018 midterm election in Oregon. And about of eligible voters participated in the midterm elections in Washington. Information about California voter turnout could not be found at the time.
The Beacon has gathered the election results from the three main states where the majority of UP students are from. All election results come from the official , and Secretary of State government office website.
A YES or NO indicates the majority votes for each ballot measure, advisory or proposition. The name of the elected official and their preferred party indicates the majority votes for each position.
YES on : Amends the Oregon constitution to allow non-governmental affordable housing projects to be funded by local bonds. Does not immediately raise taxes; voters will still have to pass proposed bonds.
NO on : Would have repealed the sanctuary state law limiting the use of state/local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws. Under this current law, local and state police are not allowed to arrest a person if their only crime is being an undocumented immigrant.
NO on Would have amended the Oregon constitution to prohibit public funds from being spent on abortions, directly or indirectly (health insurance plans that cover abortion), with few exceptions; also would have reduced access to abortion for low-income women and publicly employed women.
KATE BROWN, Prefers Democratic Party
District 3 (Portland area, including North Portland)
EARL BLUMENAUER, Prefers Democratic party
, Position 3
JO ANN A HARDESTY
NO on : Would have created a carbon fee on certain large emitters of greenhouse pollutants. Uses the revenue from this fee to fund environmental programs like reducing pollution and promoting clean energy.
YES on : Changes requirements for purchasing guns, including increased background checks, firearm safety training, waiting periods and age limitations. Also changes requirements for storage of certain guns and enacts other gun-related requirements.
(Advisory Votes are a type of ballot measure in which citizens vote on a non-binding question. The outcome of this question does not result in a new, changed, or rejected law or constitutional amendment. It is a symbolic representation of what the voting population thinks about an issue)
Voters will be electing one member to the United States Senate to represent the state of Washington.
MARIA CANTWELL, Prefers Democratic Party
District 3 (District includes Vancouver area and Southcentral Washington)
MARCUS RICCELLI, Prefers Democratic Party
TIMM ORMSBY, Prefers Democratic Party
YES on Authorizes $2 billion in bonds to fund the No Place Like Home Act, a housing assistance program for people with mental health illnesses. Also amends the Mental Health Services Act so that it funds the No Place Like Home Act.
NO on : Would have authorized $8.9 billion in bonds to fund various environmental projects addressing water-related issues, including water supply and quality, fish and wildlife, habitat protection and groundwater sustainability and storage.
NO on Would have amended the California constitution to increase the ability of certain homeowners, who are age 55 or older or are severely disabled, to obtain tax relief by transferring a certain tax base to a replacement property.
NO on Would have repealed the 2017 Road Repair and Accountability Act, which implemented fuel taxes and fees to generate funding for road repair. Also amends the California constitution to require voter approval of any transportation related taxes and fees.
NO on Would have required private dialysis clinics to issue refunds if their revenue exceeds allowable costs by more than 15 percent. Dialysis treatment is a necessary treatment for people with kidney disease and is undergone multiple times a week.
GAVIN NEWSOM, Prefers Democratic Party
DIANNE FEINSTEIN, Prefers Democratic Party
ELENI KOUNALAKIS, Prefers Democratic Party
ALEX PADILLA, Prefers Democratic Party
Claire Desmarais is the news and managing editor for The Beacon. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.