Stories tagged: voter turnout
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 10:32 A.M.
Washington election officials expect turnout to top 80 percent
State officials expect more than 80 percent of Washington voters to return their ballots for Tuesday’s election.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 8:56 A.M.
Washington voter turnout could break state records
Washington state is on pace to break voter-turnout record
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016, 4 A.M.
Spin Control: Washington hits voter registration milestone, but record turnout not guaranteed
Washington passed an electoral milestone recently. How big of a deal will it be?
SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2016, 8:27 P.M.
Turnout is candidates’ main goal leading into Monday’s Iowa caucuses
IOWA CITY, Iowa – From sounding duck calls to predicting the weather, presidential contenders are blanketing Iowa in a final frenzy to close the deal before Monday’s Iowa caucuses begin …
TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2015
Ballots due today for primary election
Nearly four of five voters in Spokane County had not turned in their primary ballots as of Monday. That’s not very good, but it is a bit better than the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
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 …
FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015
Editorial: Prepaid postage for ballots would boost voter participation
Washington should try putting the “mail” in mail-in voting by providing prepaid postage on ballot envelopes. Despite a relatively high turnout rate compared with other states, too many Washington voters …
THURSDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, NOV. 2, 2014
Eye on Boise: Decline in voting has Idaho secretary of state ‘troubled’
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is predicting a 58 percent turnout in Tuesday’s general election – that’s 58 percent of registered voters, and is equal to roughly 39 to …
THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014
Washington election: Campaigns spending heavily as deadline nears
OLYMPIA – With control of the Washington Senate in the balance, legislative candidates could pull in record amounts of money, and some ballot measure campaigns are spending heavily as the …
SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2014
Spin Control: Lawmakers reach compromise on lobbyist-bought food
OLYMPIA – A special panel made a great leap forward last week, coming to an agreement on defining one of the thorniest issues in legislative policy. Not tax policy or …
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
Closer races might help boost voter turnout
OLYMPIA – With Washington’s primary a mere 10 days away, the big question – after who’ll survive and go to the general election, of course – is how many voters …
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
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 …
SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013
Spin Control: Low voter turnout defies general thinking
Conventional wisdom for campaign seasons like the one just passed says local elections help boost turnout for the statewide contests. Voting for people you might know, or at least have …
TUESDAY, NOV. 5, 2013
Low voter turnout expected for today’s election
Records are being set for spending on a statewide initiative in Washington, but officials don’t expect a record number of ballots to be cast in the election that closes tonight. …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14, 2013
Vestal: Voting clout depends on neighborhood
Did you vote in the primary? If you did, welcome to the ruling council. We are a small group, relative to the size of the city, and our authority is …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013, 2:07 P.M.
A census first: Black voter turnout passes whites
WASHINGTON — New census data show that America’s blacks voted in 2012 at higher rates than whites, in a historic first. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012
Eye on Boise: Secretary of State predicts strong voter turnout
BOISE – From a popular GOP presidential nominee with an enthusiastic base in the state to controversial school-reform referendums that are drawing attention to the balloting, Idaho’s poised for strong …
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012, 7:13 A.M.
WA secretary of state predicts 46 percent turnout
OLYMPIA — Secretary of State Sam Reed is predicting that 46 percent of voters will turn in their ballots for the Aug. 7 primary.
FRIDAY, DEC. 31, 2010
Third District’s voter turnout low
OLYMPIA – New numbers from the Washington secretary of state’s office confirm what political experts in Spokane have long believed: Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District, one of the state’s poorest, …
SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2010
Note to Democrats: Areas with high voter turnout hurt you
Statistics may be for losers, as Scotty Bowman once said. But losers who don’t pay attention to statistics may be destined to keep losing. So it might be wise for …
FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010, 2:39 P.M.
Washington election turnout may top 70 percent
Washington elections officials say a late surge in ballots will likely push the turnout for Tuesday’s election to 70 percent or higher.
TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010, 9:21 A.M.
Candidates make one last push
Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.
SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010
Forcing transparency of PACs would be sound step forward
Here’s a modest proposal on campaign finance reform that might meet constitutional muster with the U.S. Supreme Court: Let’s have a truth-in-labeling law that requires political committees to say what …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010
Strong voter turnout expected
OLYMPIA – About two out of three voters in Washington will cast ballots in this year’s general election, Secretary of State Sam Reed predicted Monday.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010
Primary dominated by older voters, data show
If you don’t like the choices produced by Washington’s Aug. 17 primary, you have two choices: • Blame voters over 55, who cast most of the ballots.