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Wisconsin Democrats vow to register voters who may be purged

Democrats in the key swing state of Wisconsin vowed Monday to double down on efforts to ensure that any voters whose registrations are nullified by a judge’s recent ruling will …


Spin Control: Play it again, Congress: As daylight time goes by

Time has come today, as the Chambers Brothers would say. But it’s not daylight saving time.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Legislative panel urged to restore voting rights to felons sooner

Senate committee considers possible changes to allowing felons to have their voting rights restored sooner.


Spin Control: Seattle city elections about issues similar to those at stake in Spokane

There’s a city that starts with an “S” that has municipal elections this year, where solutions to homelessness – or the lack thereof – have been controversial, where the questions …


Voting is a right often ignored and sometimes trampled

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.


Judge blocks Tennessee voter signup penalties, citing harm

A federal judge has blocked Tennessee’s new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won’t likely outweigh its potential …


Voter registration open until 8 p.m. Tuesday for primary

It’s still possible to register to vote in Tuesday’s primary, but you’ll have to make a special trip.


Hard to see why national media made a big deal out of Inslee’s glasses

National pundits seemed to think they had a news flash about Jay Inslee.


Pop star Ariana Grande uses the ‘Sweetener’ tour as voter registration drive

Pop star Ariana Grande has partnered with the nonprofit Head Count for a voter-registration drive during her “Sweetnener” tour.


Voter registration deadline is Monday in Washington state

Interested in voting in the mid-term election? Monday, Oct. 8 is the deadline for online or mail-in voter registration. To register in person, you have until Oct. 29.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Guillermo Rogel: Only by raising our voices will we be heard

Marches. TV spots. Strongly-worded letters. Washingtonians have never been shy about making our voices heard when it comes to big decisions for our state. An engaged and opinionated citizenry are …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands …


Spin Control: Ballot returns lag behind 2014 primaries

For all the talk about a blue wave of voters that might wash over the 2018 elections, it seems appropriate to mention that turnout in this year’s primary is lagging …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

Washington primary ballots will arrive soon

Primary ballots going out by mail this week.


No voter registration point of pride, unease in North Dakota

In an era when hacking has raised concerns about the security of America’s elections and President Donald Trump rages about voter fraud, North Dakota stands out as the only state …


Afghan authorities: 3 protecting voter registration killed

Three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants over a two-day period this week, authorities said Saturday.


Washington expands voting and campaign laws

Washington will allow residents to register later, easier and pre-register younger under a series of bills signed Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Senate OKs teen voter pre-registration

Senate gives final approval to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when they turn 18.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Senate plan would block the public from some voter data

Senate Democrats want to take the month and day of a voter’s birthdate out of what the public can see in the state’s voter database. Here’s why I think that’s …


House passes automatic voter registration bill

House approves its own version of automatic voter registration that’s different from the Senate.


Some 7,000 voters kept off the rolls by computer problem

A computer problem with the state Department of Licensing resulted in nearly 7,000 people who thought they registered to vote being left off the rolls.


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?


New bill would change Idaho voter registration requirements

Idaho voters would no longer be required to disclose their sex while registering to vote under a proposal introduced Monday at the Idaho Statehouse.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Washington residents could register on Election Day

House committee looks for ways to improve voter registration and turnout.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018

Seeking ways to get more voters registered and casting ballots

The Legislature will be asked to consider ways to boost voter registration, participation.


New push for automatic voter registration set for Washington

Activists in the state of Washington are preparing for a new push to enact automatic voter registration in the state either in the upcoming legislative session or through a ballot …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

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: Wed., July 5, 2017

Idaho chafes at Trump request for voter information

Idaho is now one of 44 states, including Washington, refusing to fully comply with a request to turn over extensive voter information to the Trump Administration’s election integrity commission.


Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner also registered to vote in two states

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and one of his closest White House advisers, is registered to vote in both New Jersey and New York, according to elections officials and voting …


Still not registered to vote? Time running out in Washington

In-person voter registration in Washington ends next Monday.