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35 percent of state turned out in primary

Final turnout of the Washington presidential primary is 35 percent. More Democrats than Republicans cast ballots.

WA Prez Primary: 35 percent turnout, Dem ballots topped GOP

OLYMPIA – The final official tally of Washington’s presidential primary: a record 1.42 million voters, or about 35 percent of those registered, cast ballots in a race where the Republican nomination was settled and the Democratic nomination wouldn’t be affected. That’s a record for a…

Secretary of state Wyman could face tough test in re-election bid

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone statewide elected Republican in Washington state, the latest in a line of GOP chief election officers who have held the office for the last 52 years.

Spin Control: Call to cancel Washington’s presidential primary came too late

Calling for cancellation of the presidential primary may sound good, but it wouldn’t be legal.

Podlodowski wants Wyman to cancel primary

Tina Podlodowski, Democratic candidate for Washington secretary of state, said incumbent Kim Wyman should cancel the presidential primary to save money. Problem is, Wyman doesn’t have the authority to do that, and many of the ballots are already in the mail.

Wyman cancels trip to Tennessee

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman cancels trip to Tennessee over new health care treatment law.

Secretary of state, her staff, to skip Tennessee meeting

The Washington secretary of state says no one from her office will attend a national conference in Tennessee in part because of a bill signed by the governor there allowing counselors to refuse to treat patients based the therapist’s religious or personal beliefs.

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?

Washington has 4 million voters. How many will vote?

Washington voter registration hit a record mark. Will voting also hit records?

New Washington law bars elections officials’ names from ballot envelopes

Elections officials will no longer have their names on some voter materials in a year when they’re running for re-election.

Sunday Spin: Ideas to rearrange primary system have little shelf life

OLYMPIA – Every four years about this time, folks come up with better ways to pick the people who will be the major parties’ nominee for president in the fall.

Spin Control: Talk about fixing primaries will float away on the summer wind

Every four years about this time, people come up with better ways to pick the people who will be the major parties’ nominee for president in the fall.

WA prez primary ballot: Trump, Cruz, Kasich, Clinton, Sanders and …

The ballot for the May 24 Presidential Primary is set, and 4 Republicans are on it.

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.

Election officials names won’t be on election mail

The Senate gave final approval to a bill that keeps the names of elections officials off ballot envelopes and other official mail when they’re up for re-election.

7 candidates get nod for Washington primary ballot

Washington’s presidential primary ballot to have at least seven names

Washington presidential primary ballot set

Secretary of State’s office says at least seven names will be on the May 24 presidential primary ballot.

Clear way for more voters

Legislature should pass bills that would add more voters, pre-register 17-year-olds.

Official betting on Seahawks has begun

Members of Congress and state officials bet on Seahawks against Vikings.