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The Spokane County Auditor and the Acting Postmaster for Spokane urged voters in both Washington and Idaho to get their ballots in as soon as possible. Voters can leave their ballots in a drop box by 8 p.m. on election day or mail them through the post office, but must have their ballots postmarked by election day for them to be counted.
Washington could be headed for record turnout in the Nov. 3 election, with as many as nine of 10 registered voters casting ballots.
If you've heard your vote could be voided if someone else uses your name and date of birth to request a replacement ballot, you should know it's highly unlikely.
After Gail Gering didn't receive her ballot this month, she called the Spokane County Elections Office to find out why. Her story should urge all voters to be diligent about checking their registration status, and contact local election officials if they haven't received their ballot by the middle of this week.
Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she's expecting record turnout and a surge of last minute registration and urged voters to update their information and cast their ballots as soon as possible.
The Spokane County Elections office will send out more than 340,000 ballots Thursday and Friday, which elections staff say is far more than usual.
In Washington, poll watching looks a little different because the entire state votes by mail, but county auditors do allow observers into ballot processing centers. It's a process that local parties call an important check to the system but not because of widespread fraud.
Two straight weeks of national political conventions – with the usual avalanche of speeches, videos and campaign ads – may have some Washington voters on edge.
The Washington Secretary of State’s office issued an emergency rule Wednesday requiring county election officials to use first-class postage to mail ballots to voters within 15 days of November’s election, seeking to ensure ballots are delivered on time amid concerns over delays at the Postal Service.
Ballot processing centers across Washington have some new additions for this year’s elections: masks, gloves, plexiglass, six-feet of social distancing and daily temperature checks.
Critics say all-mail voting is more subject to fraud. Fans say the whole country should switch to that system for November elections. They’re probably both wrong.
About 93% of Spokane County residents will pay more property taxes than they did last year as several new levies from schools and the library system go into effect.
We respect that some voters don’t want to affiliate with either of these political parties and will choose not to participate in this political party decision. We just want you to know the facts and the impacts so that you make an informed decision.
Both Steven Walk and Dave Watling received 78 votes in the Nov. 5 contest to represent the town of roughly 600 residents. That means a game of chance involving numbered balls and a milk bottle will determine who assumes office next year.
The process of registering to vote and casting a ballot in Washington state has several distinctive features, which can create some confusion after a resident moves to a new address from either within state borders or from another state with different electoral laws. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton, who’s served 20 years in the office and is among the longest-serving elected auditors in the state, provided a list of common misunderstandings in the process, from applying for a ballot through casting it. Misconception No. 1) If I notify one agency of my new address, others will automatically get the memo.
Washington elections offices struggling with new registration system as August 6 primary nears.
Spokane County does not have the authority to remove racist provisions from home deeds and titles, even if they’re illegal and void, a Superior Court acting judge ruled Friday.
The first Monday after ballots were sent out for the November election brought thousands of returns, including one with a bite out of it.
Mary Kuney was sworn in as a Spokane County commissioner Friday evening, two days after Gov. Jay Inslee appointed her to fill the seat that previously belonged to Shelly O’Quinn.
Washington voters who cancel their registration won’t keep information from the President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission.