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Pop star Ariana Grande uses the ‘Sweetener’ tour as voter registration drive

Pop star Ariana Grande has partnered with the nonprofit Head Count for a voter-registration drive during her “Sweetnener” tour.


Voter registration deadline is Monday in Washington state

Interested in voting in the mid-term election? Monday, Oct. 8 is the deadline for online or mail-in voter registration. To register in person, you have until Oct. 29.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Guillermo Rogel: Only by raising our voices will we be heard

Marches. TV spots. Strongly-worded letters. Washingtonians have never been shy about making our voices heard when it comes to big decisions for our state. An engaged and opinionated citizenry are …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


Spin Control: Ballot returns lag behind 2014 primaries

For all the talk about a blue wave of voters that might wash over the 2018 elections, it seems appropriate to mention that turnout in this year’s primary is lagging …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

Washington primary ballots will arrive soon

Primary ballots going out by mail this week.


No voter registration point of pride, unease in North Dakota

In an era when hacking has raised concerns about the security of America’s elections and President Donald Trump rages about voter fraud, North Dakota stands out as the only state …


Afghan authorities: 3 protecting voter registration killed

Three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants over a two-day period this week, authorities said Saturday.


Washington expands voting and campaign laws

Washington will allow residents to register later, easier and pre-register younger under a series of bills signed Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Senate OKs teen voter pre-registration

Senate gives final approval to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when they turn 18.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Senate plan would block the public from some voter data

Senate Democrats want to take the month and day of a voter’s birthdate out of what the public can see in the state’s voter database. Here’s why I think that’s …


House passes automatic voter registration bill

House approves its own version of automatic voter registration that’s different from the Senate.


Some 7,000 voters kept off the rolls by computer problem

A computer problem with the state Department of Licensing resulted in nearly 7,000 people who thought they registered to vote being left off the rolls.


Spin Control: State looking at ways to increase voters and turnout

The Legislature and Secretary of State Kim Wyman have proposals to increase voter registration. Will it lead to more people casting ballots?


New bill would change Idaho voter registration requirements

Idaho voters would no longer be required to disclose their sex while registering to vote under a proposal introduced Monday at the Idaho Statehouse.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Washington residents could register on Election Day

House committee looks for ways to improve voter registration and turnout.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

Seeking ways to get more voters registered and casting ballots

The Legislature will be asked to consider ways to boost voter registration, participation.


New push for automatic voter registration set for Washington

Activists in the state of Washington are preparing for a new push to enact automatic voter registration in the state either in the upcoming legislative session or through a ballot …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Online voter registration can be hacked, study warns

Online voter registration systems are vulnerable to hackers, a study says, but Washington elections officials say they take extra precautions.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Idaho chafes at Trump request for voter information

Idaho is now one of 44 states, including Washington, refusing to fully comply with a request to turn over extensive voter information to the Trump Administration’s election integrity commission.


Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner also registered to vote in two states

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest White House advisers, is registered to vote in both New Jersey and New York, according to elections officials and voting …


Still not registered to vote? Time running out in Washington

In-person voter registration in Washington ends next Monday.


Judge extends voter registration in battleground Florida

A federal judge on Wednesday extended voter registration until Oct. 18 in the battleground state of Florida, due to the disruption and damage from Hurricane Matthew.


Social media helps drive big increases in registered voters in Washington and Idaho

Washington voter rolls swelled by 50,000 in two days, aided by social media campaigns encouraging users to register to vote. Voter registrations in Idaho last month were about 40,000 ahead …


Citizen check proposed for Washington voter registration

Legislation requiring Washington state residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure non-citizens are not trying to register to vote …


Voter registration mailers mistakenly sent to deceased Idahoans anger some in Kootenai County

A nonprofit group working to boost voter registration in Idaho has left some Kootenai County residents angry or suspicious – and blaming the county elections office, which had nothing to …


Get registered for presidential primary

The presidential primary is different from the “Top Two” primary that has been in place for several years for local, county, state and federal races, and in which voters may …


Editorial: Secretary of state right to ease voter registration

For any resident who can prove citizenship, registering to vote should be cleared of any roadblocks.


Spin Control: Oregon’s new voter law misses the mark

OLYMPIA – The state of Oregon has some good-government types agog and aglow over its new law on voter registration. Perhaps that’s because the good-govs have had little to celebrate …


County on track for 35-40 percent turnout in primary election

Slightly more than 30,000 ballots for the Aug. 5 primary had been returned to the Spokane County elections office by Thursday, pushing turnout to about 10.5 percent countywide. Elections Manager …