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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday (POLL)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends Sunday, November 3rd at 2am when clocks are to be turned backward 1 hour. This will result in an earlier sunrise in the morning and earlier sunset in the evening.

According to Ballotpedia.com, Washington state voters approved an initiative to implement DST in 1960 with clocks being moved forward the last Sunday of April and back the last Sunday of September. It has since been adjusted to between the second Sunday of March and the first Sunday of November as it became a standard for most of the United States in 1966 as a means of conserving energy.

DST currently remains a Washington state law. The states of Arizona and Hawaii have achieved exemption from the DST standard.

Washington state lawmakers made attempts in 2015, 2017 and again in 2019 to introduce bills to exempt Washington from DST. But such efforts so far have failed to get enough legislative support to make it on the ballot for voters to decide.

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The 2019 legislative session saw the Washington Permanent Daylight Saving Time Measure. This measure proposed the adoption of year-round DST in Washington State if federal law is changed to allow states to adopt year-round daylight saving time. But the federal Uniform Time Act, which allows states to achieve exempt status from following DST, only provides two options: 1) adopt DST between the second Sunday of March or the first Sunday of November or 2) remain on standard time all year. Remaining on DST all year is currently not an option.


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3 Comments

  1. James A. Groves James A. Groves October 28, 2019

    It’s an inconvenience we do not need.

  2. Gretchen Gretchen October 29, 2019

    The concept of changing time is nonsense. Individuals or groups can change their own scheduals.
    Time is universal and should remain constant for accurate historical documentation.

  3. Anne Anne October 30, 2019

    I agree. Let’s drop DST altogether. This far north, who needs it to be light until 11PM in the summer?

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