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  • Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

    Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot …


  • Editorial: Let Dalton continue strong work as auditor

    In his campaign for Spokane County auditor, Republican Leonard Christian has been loudly critical of incumbent Democrat Vicky Dalton’s oversight of elections. That’s only one of the auditor’s four major …


  • Election staff breached security

    A security breach in the Spokane County election office was precipitated by delivery of thousands of ballot envelopes with Auditor Vicky Dalton’s name on them. Republicans have complained that Dalton, …


  • Ballot envelopes disputed over auditor’s name, status

    A Republican complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission accuses Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton of electioneering by printing her name prominently on ballot envelopes. Dalton dismisses the complaint out …


  • Spokane County auditor will heed critics’ ideas

    Democratic Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton says she’ll implement some good ideas from her Republican critics. Dalton made the announcement Friday at a meeting of the county Canvassing Board, which …


  • Spokane County auditor race

    Vicky Dalton, seeking a fourth four-year term as auditor, is challenged by Realtor Leonard Christian.


  • Panel clears assessor’s employee of leave complaint

    An assessor’s office employee’s complaint that a co-worker took unreported leave was unfounded, according to a report The Spokesman-Review obtained Tuesday. The report, released under a public disclosure request, documents …


  • Primary costs multiplied by precinct committee officer races

    Local taxpayers shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Aug. 17 primary to help political parties elect their precinct committee officers. The primary would have cost taxpayers in …


  • GOP questions ballot security in letter to county auditor

    Republican Party leaders expressed concerns this week about the security of ballots mailed during the August primary to the Spokane County elections office. County party Chairwoman Cindy Zapotocky wrote county …


  • French hangs on for general election

    A final vote count in last month’s primary election, to be certified today, didn’t turn around any races or trigger an automatic recount. Republican county commissioner candidate Al French retained …


  • County getting out of passport business

    Today is the last day to apply for a passport at the Spokane County Auditor’s Office.


  • SNAP smooths process for helping with heating bills

    Spokane County residents seeking help paying heating bills should encounter fewer hassles and less frustration this winter, according to SNAP, the agency that administers that service.


  • Auditor will no longer process passports

    Passports will not be available through the Spokane County auditor’s office after Aug. 31. Auditor Vicky Dalton said it is no longer cost-effective for her licensing office to process the …


  • Mayoral race undecided

    The results of this month’s Spokane County election were certified on Tuesday, but the counting isn’t over. Elections officials next week will recount by hand the votes cast in the …


  • County’s top elections official discusses the vote-by-mail process

    Voters around Washington have until Tuesday to get their ballots in the mail or into the drop box for a primary that whittles down choices for city and town councils, …


  • Recount under way

    Teams of election workers, watched by partisan observers, began recounting nearly 76,000 ballots in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District on Tuesday to determine whether a Democrat will oust the Republican incumbent …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …

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