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Sunday Spin: Is automatic voter signup really a good idea? 

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 on the voter registration front recently that they jumped on a law to automatically sign people up. In fact, it's a terrible idea.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 2014

SUNDAY, OCT. 26, 2014

Last call for voter registration

Washington residents who want to do something about the prospect of poor turnout for the November election but aren’t registered to vote have one last chance. If they are eligible – American citizens, state residents, over 18 and haven’t lost the right to vote by...

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MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2014

Last call for online voter registration

Today is the final day Washington residents can register to vote in the November election with the click of a mouse buttons and some key strokes. In other words, it's the final day for online voter registration. It is not the absolute, final, drop-dead deadline,...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

Harvard poll:Most millennials could skip election  

The youngest segment of American citizens are none too excited about the upcoming mid-term elections, a new survey from Harvard University says. HeadCount, a group concerned about civic engagement, or the lack of it, by that segment -- dubbed Millennials by whoever is tasked with...

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MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Last call for voter registration

Today (July 28) is the last day to sign up to vote in the primary for eligible Washington residents who aren’t yet registered. Who’s eligible? You’ll have to be 18 by Aug. 5, an American citizen, and not someone whose voting rights have been revoked...

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TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Ballots start to go in mail tomorrow

County elections offices around the state will begin mailing out ballots Wednesday to the state's voters. Spokane County elections officials say they will be mailing out more than 275,000 in two batches, Wednesday and Thursday. If you are registered to vote and don't get a...

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State voter roll hits new high

OLYMPIA -- Washington has a record number of voters on its rolls as the Aug. 5 primary approaches. The Secretary of State's office says it has 3,922,537 active registrations, which is more than previous highs before the 2012 and 2013 elections. The number of voters...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

Extending online voter signup

OLYMPIA -- Procrastinating voters who delay registering as the election approaches would have a little more time to sign up on-line before an election under a bill moving through the Legislature. But those who would prefer to go to the elections office and fill out...

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MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013

Last call to register to vote

Today is the last day for Washington residents who aren't registered to vote to do something to fix that if they want to cast a ballot in next week's general election. The easy way to register, online or by mail, closed weeks ago. But Washington...

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SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

Registration deadline approaching 

Washington residents who want to vote in the Aug. 6 primary but aren't registered have until Monday to sign up online or by mail. Want to register? Click here. That's the first big deadline for voter registration for the primary. If you miss that, you...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

Washington voter rolls top 3.9 million 

OLYMPIA -- Washington has slightly more than 3.9 million registered voters for the 2012 general election. Those numbers include all the in-person registrations at county elections offices through Oct. 29. They are about 270,000 higher than 2008, which was also a record. Fora drill down...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

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