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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

As Beggs takes slim lead, City Council president candidates chase signatures

Entering the weekend separated by only 145 votes, the Wendle and Beggs campaigns have had teams canvassing the city to track down voters whose ballots were initially rejected by election …


First ballots mailed for Spokane County general election Nov. 5

A total of about 330,000 ballots will be mailed to voters throughout Spokane County this week, ahead of a Nov. 5 election that will see several city hall, school board …


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 …


3 Washington state legislative races heading for recounts

Three legislative races in Washington state are heading to a hand recount after election results are certified next week.


On the campaign trail: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown urge supporters to get out the vote

The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV …


Officials: Handful of Spokane County ballots wrongly marked return to sender due to equipment error

Eight ballots were scanned incorrectly and marked to return to their point of origin by postal service equipment in Spokane County, according to officials. Six of those have already been …


Washington elections safest from hackers, state officials insist

As Washington counties prepare to mail out ballots, state officials say the voting system is among nation’s safest.


State officials watching Whitman County voter registration closely ahead of November midterms

The state’s director of elections says their agency is watching the county to ensure compliance with state laws, which don’t require specific documentation proving residency, just a sworn statement. A …


Recreational, medical marijuana initiatives on fall ballots

Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have marijuana …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018

Analysis: Late ballots swing to Cathy McMorris Rodgers throughout district, Spokane County in race against Lisa Brown

A lead of 600 votes on election night has blossomed to nearly 7,000 district-wide for the congresswoman, who has once again proved the adage correct that Republicans vote later than …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

Washington primary ballots will arrive soon

Primary ballots going out by mail this week.


Last uncounted ballots: Moore can’t close 20,000-vote loss

Republican Roy Moore hasn’t conceded his 20,000-vote loss to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race, and military and provisional vote totals announced Wednesday aren’t enough for Moore to close …


Editorial: Review of S-R election endorsements

Please note that our endorsements are merely recommendations, and should be read as such. Voters are encouraged to find as much information as possible and decide for themselves


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017

Coker confirms ballot errors

The Whitman County Elections Office is scrambling to correct errors with ballots for at least the seventh time in four years.


Editorial: Judge Staab an easy call for Municipal Court

Incumbent Judge Tracy Staab has been a solid judge on a court known for innovation and alternatives to jail time.


Canadian on Bonner County ballot gets 250 votes even with name blacked out

North Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian.


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

Spokane County ballots in April special election due Tuesday

Election officials predict turnout about 35 percent on this ballot, asking voters to renew several tax measures funding emergency communications, libraries in the city of Spokane and firefighting efforts in …


AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …


As populists won 2016 ballots, world’s richest made $237 billion

In a year when populist voters reshaped power and politics across Europe and the U.S., the world’s wealthiest people are ending 2016 with $237 billion more than they had at …


Illegible ballots, tech troubles delayed election results

Election officials said they faced delays tallying the votes in Idaho’s second most populated county because of illegible ballots and technical trouble with a voting machine.


Monday is last day to register to vote in Washington

Monday, October 31, is the last day to register to vote in Washington state for next Tuesday’s election.


Washington Democrats threaten lawsuit over ballot instructions

The Washington State Democratic Party has threated to sue the Pierce County Auditor over what it says are misleading instructions about mail-in ballots.


Mail-in ballots in three Washington counties need more than 1 stamp

Extra-long ballots in three Washington counties mean it will take more than a single stamp for some voters to mail in their votes this year.


Washington Secretary of State Wyman says Trump’s claim of rigged election is ludicrous

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says that Donald Trump’s claim that the upcoming presidential is rigged is ludicrous.


McCain challenge, sheriff’s latest bid top Arizona primary

U.S. Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth Senate term in November, clearing an …


Rubio, Murphy win Florida’s Senate primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that’s guaranteed to be nasty …


Recap of primary endorsements

Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election


Recap of primary endorsements

Endorsements for 2106 Washington state primary election.


Ted Cruz wants John Kasich off Montana ballot

Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana’s June 7 primary by questioning the signatures the Ohio governor’s campaign submitted to qualify for …


Trump’s name not left off ballot, Florida officials confirm

Florida election officials said Tuesday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s name was not left off ballots in a town in south Florida, despite a small number of voter complaints.