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Stories tagged: Spokane County auditor


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Racist provisions on home deeds can’t be removed by county officials, court commissioner rules

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.


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 …


Election fraud rare; ask observers

Observers ensure that workers aren’t making mistakes or doing something nefarious. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton welcomes their presence, because it provides more certainty that the process is being run …


Recall petition filed against Mayor Condon over Police Department actions

David Green, a local accountant and Democratic Party official, said he felt he needed “to get the ball rolling” on a recall effort against Mayor David Condon following the release …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 11:35 p.m.

Spokane County Commission expansion proposal comes amid hostile divide on board

The proposal to expand the Spokane County Commission to five members is occurring in a contentious political climate that dates back at least a year.


Auditor: Vote on immigration status measure unlikely this year, but close

November’s ballot likely will not see voters weighing in on a city ordinance barring police officers from making arrests based solely on immigration status. But petition organizers came “very, very …


Washington dropping mandate to replace license plates

The Washington state law that requires vehicle owners to buy new license plates after seven years is being rescinded in favor of letting owners keep their plates for as long …


GOP hopes to oust Roskelley from ballot

The Spokane County Republican Party plans to go to court today to try knocking Democrat John Roskelley off the primary ballot. The county GOP filed a challenge to Roskelley’s current …


State Senate incumbent bankrolls ballot recount

Former state Sen. Jeff Baxter is paying for a partial recount of ballots in his unsuccessful bid to retain his seat despite losing the race by more than 3,400 votes. …


County auditor’s project to digitize records nears completion

An 18-month project to preserve the hopes and dreams of generations of Spokane County residents is nearing completion. Paper may crumble, but faded writing in scores of oversize books at …


Ballot envelopes disputed over auditor’s name, status

A Republican complaint to the state Public Disclosure Commission accuses Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton of electioneering by printing her name prominently on ballot envelopes. Dalton dismisses the complaint out …


Spokane County auditor will heed critics’ ideas

Democratic Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton says she’ll implement some good ideas from her Republican critics. Dalton made the announcement Friday at a meeting of the county Canvassing Board, which …