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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.
Ballots cast by people who vote early but die before Election Day are sometimes cited as proof of voter fraud, but in many states they're perfectly legal.
In her quest for a ninth term in Congress, McMorris Rodgers defended early actions of the Trump administration to stop the spread of the pandemic and argued existing assistance programs would help if they were extended. Democrat Wilson said the White House lost time by publicly downplaying the impact of the virus.
Candidates for the state's Number 2 executive position agreed Washington needs to reform its tax system, do more to combat racism and hold large companies like Boeing accountable for the breaks they get during a debate Monday night.
Spokane area voters for whom English is not their primary language can get online help from Spokane County Elections Office and the League of Women voters.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges hearing arguments that the mandate is tainted by bias that would deter black and Latino residents.
It’s that time of the year for filing election challenges and complaining about those challengers ignoring the will of the people.
Need more details to fill out a ballot? Here are sources to help. Below are some sources of information to help you make an informed choice on your ballot.
A bipartisan commission draws Washington’s congressional and legislative boundaries.
On Aug. 26, 1920, the women’s right to vote in the United States will turn 100. But the big party for Washington came much earlier, on Nov. 8, 1910, when it became the fifth state to give women the vote.
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.
Make a list of the values you have and what you care about. Then you will be ready to look for candidates and issues that match. Make a candidate report card
Voting is a right for all American citizens, but is often one of the most ignored rights, and occasionally one of the most trampled rights.
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.
For the first time in state history, Washington voters of both major parties will cast ballots in a presidential primary that will help select the two party’s nominees.
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.