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Primary choice: Satisfy independent voters or national Democrats

Proposals to change the state’s presidential primary system likely to leave some group unhappy.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Almost half of young voters who signed up in 2018 didn’t cast ballots

About half the young voters in Spokane County who registered in 2018 didn’t vote in the general election.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Washington saw most ballots ever cast in midterm election

Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Gun control initiative passes signature check, gets new legal challenge

Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but faces a new lawsuit.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Washington joins national crackdown on veteran scams

Washington sues two charities in national crackdown on groups that falsely claim to help veterans.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

State to check signatures on gun initiative despite concerns

Three initiatives submit far more signatures than they need to qualify for the ballot, but Secretary of State Kim Wyman says one proposal’s petitions raise legal concerns.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Voters can mail in primary, general election ballots for free

State to cover costs of mailing ballots back for voters in 38 counties after King County votes to pay the postage for its voters.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Washington should pay for ballot postage with emergency funds, Wyman says

Secretary of State Kim Wyman asks Gov. Jay Inslee to use emergency funds to pay the postage for ballots that are mailed back in the primary and general elections.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

Eyman sues over Legislature’s changes to I-940

Initiative activist Tim Eyman challenges legislative maneuver that changes Initiative 940 without putting it on the ballot.


Spin Control: State looking at ways to increase voters and turnout

The Legislature and Secretary of State Kim Wyman have proposals to increase voter registration. Will it lead to more people casting ballots?


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

John Spellman, Washington’s last Republican governor, dies

John Spellman, an affable pipe-smoking lawyer who was Washington’s last Republican governor, died Monday at age 91.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Online voter registration can be hacked, study warns

Online voter registration systems are vulnerable to hackers, a study says, but Washington elections officials say they take extra precautions.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

Secretary of state says her cancerous tumor gone

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says her doctor has told her that her cancerous tumor responded well to treatment and is now gone.


Trump upset states not fully cooperating with voting panel

President Donald Trump is upset that all states aren’t fully cooperating with his voting commission’s request for detailed information about every voter in the United States.


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Trump commission can only have public info on Washington voters

Washington will only send presidential commission the voter information that anyone can request, Secretary of State Kim Wyman says.


Secretary of state will undergo treatment for colon cancer

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said she will undergo treatment for colon cancer over the next several weeks.


Move up Washington’s presidential primary

Holding the vote earlier would boost participation and relevance. Candidates would have to study up on Northwest issues such as the Hanford cleanup, dams, Pacific Rim trade, forest health and …


Wyman pushing for earlier Washington presidential primary

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is again asking lawmakers to move Washington’s presidential primary from May to March. Wyman said Tuesday she is seeking the earlier date so the state …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Kim Wyman to pay $10,000 over campaign finance violations

Secretary of state fined more than $10,000 for failing to report campaign contributions on time.


Secretary of State Kim Wyman re-elected

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been re-elected to a second term.


Wyman defends meeting with DC lobbying groups

Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Friday defended her closed-door meetings with lobbying groups earlier this year after a report was published about her attendance, and she dismissed criticism …


More letters being sent about voter pamphlet translation

After state Democrats threatened to sue, Secretary of State Kim Wyman said Monday that she’ll send an additional 136,000 letters to voters in response to an inexact translation in voter …


Democrats threaten to sue Washington secretary of state

State Democrats are threatening to sue Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, saying that her decision to send clarification letters to hundreds of voters in response to an inexact translation …


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.


Wyman for secretary of state

Wyman has received a raft of endorsements from election directors and county auditors from both parties. This bipartisan support from those who know the job best is a powerful testimonial …


Secretary of State Kim Wyman accused of campaign finance violations

Attorney General Bob Ferguson says that the campaign of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has violated the state’s campaign finance laws by failing to file disclosure reports on time.


Washington secretary of state calls for federal-level IDs to protect votes

Washington election officials couldn’t immediately verify that the suspect in last week’s deadly mall shooting is a U.S. citizen, although he has voted in three elections since 2014.


Citizen check proposed for Washington voter registration

Legislation requiring Washington state residents to prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency to get state driver’s licenses so elections officials can ensure non-citizens are not trying to register to vote …


Kim Wyman, the only Republican in statewide office in Washington, works to hold off challenge from Tina Podlodowski

OLYMPIA – Republicans have overseen Washington state elections for more than 50 years despite Democrats dominating most other statewide offices. Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone statewide elected …