Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday, July 14, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 82° Clear

Election Center

Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations.


Peetz pulls ahead in close Spokane Valley council race; other Valley races largely unchanged

Brandi Peetz took the lead in the close Spokane Valley race Wednesday, going from four votes behind her opponent, to more than 200 ahead.


Tight Spokane races stay that way after more votes are counted, remain too close to call

County elections officials offered an updated tally of the votes on Wednesday that was good news for those held a lead after the initial results rolled in on Tuesday.


Updated results: Lockwood wins Spokane school board seat, West Valley levy passes

Updated results Wednesday confirmed what most people already suspected on Election Night: Nikki Lockwood has been elected to the Spokane Public Schools board and the West Valley School District budget is getting a shot in the arm.


Woodward plans for transition to mayor’s office; Condon pledges support

Though election results are not yet final, Nadine Woodward is forging ahead with transition plans after her opponent, City Council President Ben Stuckart, conceded on Tuesday night.


Shawn Vestal: Tim Benn’s candidacy ran counter to deluge of special-interest spending

If you are of the view that our politics is too controlled by big money, and that democracy is disfigured by the influence of the money-is-speech brigade, you weren’t disabused of that notion this year. Benn’s candidacy ran counter to all of that.


Voters narrowly rejecting affirmative action change

Voters narrowly rejecting affirmative action programs but final decision up to later ballot counts.


Pullman hospital bond in jeopardy due to low turnout

Low voter turnout in Pullman may put the $29 million bond for Pullman Regional Hospital to expand its facilities and services on hold.


Spokane voters support ban on city income tax, open collective bargaining

Spokane voters were asked to weigh in on two propositions in this election, one that would ban a city income tax and another that would require collective bargaining sessions to be conducted in public view.


Incumbents, Christie Wood win seats on Coeur d’Alene City Council

Early results from the Coeur d’Alene City Council elections show incumbents far ahead.


Challenger Shane Brickner leading incumbent Liberty Lake Mayor Steve Peterson

City Councilman Shane Brickner held a 207-vote lead on Steve Peterson, who’s held the office of Liberty Lake mayor for all but four years of the city’s existence, after votes were tallied Tuesday.


Mead voters reject school levy; West Valley school levy passing

A $14.6 million supplemental levy in the Mead School District was resoundingly rejected Tuesday night by district voters.


Amendment giving special powers to Legislature in case of catastrophe approved

If “The Big One” hits, the Legislature likely will have special emergency powers to respond.


Hattenburg, Woodard win seats on Spokane Valley Council; Peetz, Rasmussen only 4 votes apart

Preliminary results show one moderate, and one conservative candidate pulling ahead Tuesday night, and one race that was too close to call.


Initiative limiting vehicle registration fees jumps out to solid lead in early count

Spokane voters gave a big win to Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax initiative strictly limiting vehicle registration fees to $30 a year, according to election results Tuesday.


Astronaut casts Pennsylvania absentee ballot from space

An election official in Pennsylvania didn’t think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location. The New Castle News reports that the application to Lawrence County’s voter services department listed the location as “International Space Station, low Earth orbit.”


Live Coverage: 2019 General Election

Nadine Woodward was winning the race for Spokane mayor Tuesday night, while voters approved a preemptive ban on a Spokane income tax, gave the legislature broad powers in case of a catastrophe and Tim Eyman may have scored a vehicle registration fee victory.


2019 General Election

In the first call of the night, Ben Stuckart has conceded the race for Spokane Mayor to Nadine Woodward.


Analysis: Candidates for Spokane’s mayor have taken confusing, but understandable postures. So does either one have the advantage?

Tuesday’s election features a candidate running pretty much as the incumbent mayor, though he isn’t the incumbent mayor, against an opponent who for the most part concedes that she’s running against the incumbent mayor, though he is not.


Realtors dump more than $620,000 to influence Spokane elections, but not all agents like the group’s new spending

The Washington Realtors Political Action Committee has led the charge in breaking Spokane election-spending records this year. But not all local Realtors are pleased that their industry is taking center stage in this year’s heated contest for power at City Hall.


Current elections

Choose an election for the latest information on races and measures, headlines and voting results.