Stories tagged: turnout
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
County elections officials offered an updated tally of the votes on Wednesday that was good news for those held a lead after the initial results rolled in on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Washington nearly set records for turnout and the number of ballots cast in a statewide election.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Ballot returns continue heavy in Spokane and some other Eastern Washington counties.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
The first Monday after ballots were sent out for the November election brought thousands of returns, including one with a bite out of it.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Does better voter turnout depend on postage-paid ballots, or competitive races?
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018
Preliminary estimates showed 38,187 people crossed the Bloomsday finish line on Sunday, marking the seventh straight year that participation has declined. That figure, which is subject to change because of …
Sun., May 6, 2018
Lebanon’s first national elections in nine years were marked by a tepid turnout Sunday, reflecting voter frustration over endemic corruption and a stagnant economy. Politicians urged citizens to vote and …
Tue., March 27, 2018
Turnout appeared low on Tuesday as Egyptians voted on the second day of an election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to win, after all serious rivals were either …
Sun., March 25, 2018
This week’s presidential election in Egypt is not about who wins – that was settled long ago – but about how many people bother to cast ballots.
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017
The results of the 2017 election hold a lesson for Spokane-area candidates to study if they want to maximize their chances in 2018.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Getting getting people to actually vote remains a tough nut to crack. This should give pause to any plans to alter election logistics to encourage participation.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
Spokane voters cast more ballots than ever. So why didn’t it have record turnout?
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
Idaho voter turnout likely was 75 to 80 percent of registered voters in Tuesday’s election, according to the Idaho secretary of state’s office.
Wed., June 1, 2016
Turnout in Idaho’s May 17 primary election was just 23 percent of registered voters statewide.
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
A look at some highlights and low-lifes of the past election
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015
Ballot returns are pretty low. Here’s some help for voters who have questions.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
Elections officials across the state are putting ballots for the general election in the mail
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
Washington’s 2014 general election may go down in the books as the year of the male Republican voter. For the first time in a while – it’s not quite clear …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
BOISE – As Idaho certified its election results Wednesday, it became official: This year was the first time that less than 40 percent of the voting-age population cast ballots in …
Thu., Nov. 6, 2014
There was a point Tuesday night when Spokane-area Democrats gathered to watch the election returns had little to cheer about except the likely passage of a statewide initiative requiring broader …
Sun., July 20, 2014
In their denouncements of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women — the so-called “Beyoncé voter” demographic, as …
Wed., Nov. 28, 2012
A voting district southeast of the Spokane Valley city limits can bask in the bright red glow of being the county’s most conservative Republican precinct. Part of Browne’s Addition, just …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012
Spokane County has a record number of registered voters this year, but unlike most presidential years that may not result in record turnout. A comparison of ballots returned through Tuesday …
Tue., July 31, 2012
The presidential campaign has been in the news for months and political commercials are starting to crowd other products off the airwaves, but Washington voters seem less enthusiastic than usual …
Sun., May 6, 2012
Much is at stake in Idaho’s May 15 primary election, from hotly contested county races to every seat in the Legislature. Because Republicans so completely dominate state politics, many of …
Sat., Dec. 12, 2009
Despite a lot of campaign spending and generous doses of controversy, Spokane Valley’s City Council elections last month failed to generate as much turnout as the Liberty Lake Sewer and …
Tue., Nov. 4, 2008
Before the polls open this morning, a majority of Spokane County voters already will have cast their ballots and a record number of Kootenai County residents will have voted absentee. …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2007
BOISE – Turnout among Idaho’s youngest voters is on the rise, and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa wants that to continue. “The idea is to get young adults interested and …