Stories tagged: turnout
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Editorial: Voter motivation is key to better turnout
Getting getting people to actually vote remains a tough nut to crack. This should give pause to any plans to alter election logistics to encourage participation.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Spin Control: Final election stat: Record ballots, but not record turnout
Spokane voters cast more ballots than ever. So why didn’t it have record turnout?
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Idaho voter turnout likely 75 to 80 percent
Idaho voter turnout likely was 75 to 80 percent of registered voters in Tuesday’s election, according to the Idaho secretary of state’s office.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Idaho primary turnout: Just 23% of registered voters
Turnout in Idaho’s May 17 primary election was just 23 percent of registered voters statewide.
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
Spin Control: Spin Control: That was the election that was
A look at some highlights and low-lifes of the past election
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 9:44 p.m.
Spin Control: Plenty of reasons to vote, lots of help to decide how
Ballot returns are pretty low. Here’s some help for voters who have questions.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 10:28 p.m.
Washington ballots for Nov. 3 election are in mail
Elections officials across the state are putting ballots for the general election in the mail
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
More men than women voted in November in Washington
Washington’s 2014 general election may go down in the books as the year of the male Republican voter. For the first time in a while – it’s not quite clear …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Idaho voter turnout ‘abysmal’ at 38 percent
BOISE – As Idaho certified its election results Wednesday, it became official: This year was the first time that less than 40 percent of the voting-age population cast ballots in …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
Analysis: Election results suggest redder future for Spokane County
There was a point Tuesday night when Spokane-area Democrats gathered to watch the election returns had little to cheer about except the likely passage of a statewide initiative requiring broader …
Sun., July 20, 2014
Catherine Rampell: Women a valuable asset at the polls
In their denouncements of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women — the so-called “Beyoncé voter” demographic, as …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012
Votes reveal political map
A voting district southeast of the Spokane Valley city limits can bask in the bright red glow of being the county’s most conservative Republican precinct. Part of Browne’s Addition, just …
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 …
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., May 6, 2012
Low vote turnout in Idaho feared
Much is at stake in Idaho’s May 15 primary election, from hotly contested county races to every seat in the Legislature. Because Republicans so completely dominate state politics, many of …
Sat., Dec. 12, 2009
Few voters cast ballots
Despite a lot of campaign spending and generous doses of controversy, Spokane Valley’s City Council elections last month failed to generate as much turnout as the Liberty Lake Sewer and …
Tue., Nov. 4, 2008
Robust early voting points to record year
Before the polls open this morning, a majority of Spokane County voters already will have cast their ballots and a record number of Kootenai County residents will have voted absentee. …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2007
State hopes young-voter turnout keeps rising
BOISE – Turnout among Idaho’s youngest voters is on the rise, and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa wants that to continue. “The idea is to get young adults interested and …