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  • Washington governor, U.S. Senate races draw heavy interest

    Some statewide races drew a large crowd of candidates.


  • Some voters can be partisan when selecting precinct officer

    OLYMPIA – After several years of adjusting to the state’s nonpartisan Top Two primary, some voters will have a chance to cast a partisan vote for one office this August. …


  • Editorial: Closing vote in Idaho carries price for taxpayers

    Idaho is going through the same challenges that Washington state faced when its independent-oriented election system was ruled unconstitutional by the courts. But instead of trying to preserve that independence, …


  • Spin Control: Careful what you wish for, primary election reformers

    So, Idahoans, a federal court has thrown out the primary you’ve used for decades. We in Washington feel your pain. Wondering what you can expect? The short answer: More court …


  • Reed discusses Washington elections and future of voting

    Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, a Republican in his third term, sat down recently with The Spokesman-Review to talk about the upcoming election. Reed has been a champion for …


  • Washington party races not over yet

    The state’s major political parties don’t like the new primary election law, but it could provide them with an unexpected bonus: extra precinct officers. Many of the state’s elections officers …


  • Last day to send primary ballots

    Washington voters have plenty of choices today in the state’s first top-two primary. There are 10 choices for governor, although most voters are probably only familiar with two. Incumbent Chris …


  • Washington officials unveil MyVote Web site

    With ballots for Washington’s top-two primary streaming in to county elections offices, state officials are unveiling a Web site to help voters with their ballots and registration. The new site, …


  • The ballots are in the mail

    A quarter-million ballots will be dropped in the mail starting today in Spokane County, giving voters a chance to whittle down a long list of candidates for federal, state and …


  • The system demystified: a Q-and-A

    The Spokesman-Review’s election-answer person responds to some of the frequently asked questions about the upcoming Washington state primary: Q: So, with all these campaign yard signs I’m seeing everywhere, do …