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Obama-to-Trump, Romney-to-Clinton: How will Spokane County shift in 2020?

The polarization, well documented in national political polls, has led election observers to wonder whether there are any undecided voters left in a presidential contest that has occurred as traditional outlets of voter outreach have been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Washington Democrats support probe of postal service

As Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the U.S. House of Representatives back into session this week to investigate the Postal Service, Washington Democrats in both chambers criticized plans to reorganize the mail system and the state’s attorney general was considering legal action.

League of Women Voters of Washington: Redistricting update must get done in 2020.

We have an opportunity once every 10 years for our state to make any changes in Washington’s redistricting process. Now, in the 2020 legislative session, is our last chance to modify the process until 2030. The League of Women Voters of Washington urges support of House Bill 2575, which includes reforms to increase transparency and accountability of the Washington redistricting commission. The Washington House of Representatives passed HB 2575 (57-41) on Wednesday. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. This bill regarding Washington state’s redistricting process has widespread support. In addition to discussions with our 2,400 League of Women Voters of Washington members, public forums on redistricting with over 1,600 people from across Washington were held. Though many individuals had varying opinions about the redistricting maps, nearly everyone shared similar ideas about the kind of map-drawing process they would trust.

Effort to register high-school-age voters underway in Spokane

“Actually it’s way more important than Rubber Chicken,” said Braden Albertini, who will turn 18 on July 20, of registering to vote. “People in government are deciding what they’re going to do for you, and I think that having a say in that is really important.”

Conservatives seek immediate purge of 200,000 voters in Wisconsin

A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than 200,000 voters from the rolls, a move Democrats are fighting in the key battleground state.

Washington elections are a long process, start to finish

In Washington, Election Day is a misnomer. In the state’s all-mail balloting system, registered voters get their ballots delivered to their legal residence about 18 days before the deadline for returning them, and local election officials continue to count properly cast ballots that arrive for as many as three weeks after that deadline.

S-R partners with League of Woman Voters on Your Vote

About us The League of Women Voters of Washington is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. There are about 20 local Leagues throughout Washington that have more than 2,200 members.

Ten misconceptions about registering to vote, submitting a ballot in Washington

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.