Stories tagged: ballots
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Canadian on Bonner County ballot gets 250 votes even with name blacked out
North Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Spokane County ballots in April special election due Tuesday
Election officials predict turnout about 35 percent on this ballot, asking voters to renew several tax measures funding emergency communications, libraries in the city of Spokane and firefighting efforts in …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly
Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
As populists won 2016 ballots, world’s richest made $237 billion
In a year when populist voters reshaped power and politics across Europe and the U.S., the world’s wealthiest people are ending 2016 with $237 billion more than they had at …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Illegible ballots, tech troubles delayed election results
Election officials said they faced delays tallying the votes in Idaho’s second most populated county because of illegible ballots and technical trouble with a voting machine.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 11:47 a.m.
Monday is last day to register to vote in Washington
Monday, October 31, is the last day to register to vote in Washington state for next Tuesday’s election.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Washington Democrats threaten lawsuit over ballot instructions
The Washington State Democratic Party has threated to sue the Pierce County Auditor over what it says are misleading instructions about mail-in ballots.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Mail-in ballots in three Washington counties need more than 1 stamp
Extra-long ballots in three Washington counties mean it will take more than a single stamp for some voters to mail in their votes this year.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Washington Secretary of State Wyman says Trump’s claim of rigged election is ludicrous
Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says that Donald Trump’s claim that the upcoming presidential is rigged is ludicrous.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 9:24 p.m.
McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary
U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that’s guaranteed to be nasty …
Sat., July 30, 2016
Recap of primary endorsements
Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election
Sun., July 17, 2016
Recap of primary endorsements
Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
Ted Cruz wants John Kasich off Montana ballot
Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana’s June 7 primary by questioning the signatures the Ohio governor’s campaign submitted to qualify for …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Trump’s name not left off ballot, Florida officials confirm
Florida election officials said Tuesday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s name was not left off ballots in a town in south Florida, despite a small number of voter complaints.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Ada County to use upgraded voting system for 2016 election
A county in southwestern Idaho has updated its voting equipment in anticipation of the 2016 presidential election. The Idaho Statesman reports that voters in Boise and other Ada County locations …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 9:41 p.m.
372 voters in north Spokane County will get extra ballot
Extra ballot will soon arrive to 372 voters in north Spokane County to correct an error made on their ballots for the Nov 3 election. The voters live in an …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
Spin Control: Wrongdoing, not offensive words, is basis for a recall
OLYMPIA – As Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing continues to suffer the slings and arrows from outrageous comment, it’s not uncommon for a supporter to call or write the paper …
Sun., Feb. 3, 2013
Spin Control: Wet behind the ears on poll tax claim
OLYMPIA – A wise old pol once explained why changing the election system is difficult: The people who must agree to make the change all got their jobs through the …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012
Clark: Top 10 reasons why mail-in ballots are more fun
Being a stodgy traditionalist, I’ve groused and griped plenty about Washington’s vote-by-mail system. Sure, I realize our impoverished postal system needs to sell every stamp it can.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012
County voting at slower pace than in 2008
Spokane County has a record number of registered voters this year, but unlike most presidential years that may not result in record turnout. A comparison of ballots returned through Tuesday …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
WSU, UW could expand investments if bill passes
A constitutional amendment on this year’s ballot could help Washington State University earn a little more investment income in the future. If approved, Senate Joint Resolution 8223 would allow WSU …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2012
Voter choices abundant on lengthy primary ballot
Washington’s Aug. 7 primary offers voters a long ballot, with some familiar names and even more that most won’t recognize. All voters have nine choices for governor, eight for U.S. …
Tue., July 31, 2012
Ballot return rate low for state primary
The presidential campaign has been in the news for months and political commercials are starting to crowd other products off the airwaves, but Washington voters seem less enthusiastic than usual …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2012
Spin Control: Not everyone wants voter registration tweaks
OLYMPIA – Washington voters have a very good track record of casting ballots – among the best in the country. Is it perfect? No. Could it be better? Yes. Are …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Verner’s winning margin unrivaled for sitting mayor
In Spokane, where voters routinely chew up and spit out their chief elected officials after one term, Mayor Mary Verner’s primary win Tuesday was rare. But to finish with nearly …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Sprague-Appleway couplet fate heads to ballot
After lengthy debate Monday, the Spokane Valley City Council voted 5-2 to put the conversion of one-way Sprague Avenue and Appleway Boulevard between Argonne and University roads on the November …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2011
Sprague ballot plan gets mixed reception
The proposal to add one-way Sprague Avenue to the November ballot got mixed reviews at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, with most council members for it and two members …
Thu., July 28, 2011
Ballot questions clarify, change City Charter
When Spokane ballots arrive in the mail this week, the largest chunk of paper will be filled with a series of questions that have received little attention. In May, the …
Thu., Dec. 23, 2010
Equipment, legalities create ballot-counting bottlenecks
Washington’s election system has many virtues, but speed isn’t one of them. Only 40.6 percent of last month’s Spokane County general election ballots were counted on election night.