Stories tagged: voter turnout
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
Despite the unprecedented spending in this year’s municipal races, and a ballot filled with ideological opposites, the election of 2019 is on course to have the same voter turnout as …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
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.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
Washington ranked fifth in turnout for the 2018 midterm elections.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
About half the young voters in Spokane County who registered in 2018 didn’t vote in the general election.
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Despite near-record turnout for the midterm, tens of thousands of Spokane County voters didn’t vote and that has implications for future elections.
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Following the highest voter turnout for midterm elections since 1994, Latah County officials – and some community members – are seeking additional polling stations in Moscow.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
Spokane County Elections Office seeing record returns of ballots in early voting.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to the prime minister …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018
Yakima County voter turnout surpasses expectations, but still only about 35 percent of all registered voters voted
Local election officials had predicted a 30 percent turnout. Instead, with 34.2 percent of ballots returned as of Wednesday, Yakima County is on track to hit 35 percent.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018
The primary ballot is the gateway to the general election for candidates seeking federal, state and local offices, but the results are always open to interpretation. Ballots have to be …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
Answers to frequent excuses for not voting in the primary.
Sun., July 29, 2018
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 …
Mon., June 4, 2018
More than 30 percent of Idaho’s registered voters participated in this year’s primary election, marking the highest turnout in 16 years in a state that generally sees lower turnout in …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
Nearly two-thirds of Washington voters sat out the Nov. 7 election, setting a new low mark for turnout.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017
A political scientist has discovered a surprising way to increase voter turnout. It starts in childhood.
Political scientist finds that children who received social skills training were noticeably more likely to vote.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017
Primary ballots are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Most voters still have theirs.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
State officials expect more than 80 percent of Washington voters to return their ballots for Tuesday’s election.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
Washington state is on pace to break voter-turnout record
Sun., April 24, 2016
Washington passed an electoral milestone recently. How big of a deal will it be?
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016
IOWA CITY, Iowa – From sounding duck calls to predicting the weather, presidential contenders are blanketing Iowa in a final frenzy to close the deal before Monday’s Iowa caucuses begin …
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
Nearly four of five voters in Spokane County had not turned in their primary ballots as of Monday. That’s not very good, but it is a bit better than the …
Sun., March 22, 2015
OLYMPIA – The state of Oregon has some good-government types agog and aglow over its new law on voter registration. Perhaps that’s because the good-govs have had little to celebrate …
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Washington should try putting the “mail” in mail-in voting by providing prepaid postage on ballot envelopes. Despite a relatively high turnout rate compared with other states, too many Washington voters …
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 …
Sun., Nov. 2, 2014
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is predicting a 58 percent turnout in Tuesday’s general election – that’s 58 percent of registered voters, and is equal to roughly 39 to …
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
OLYMPIA – With control of the Washington Senate in the balance, legislative candidates could pull in record amounts of money, and some ballot measure campaigns are spending heavily as the …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
OLYMPIA – A special panel made a great leap forward last week, coming to an agreement on defining one of the thorniest issues in legislative policy. Not tax policy or …
Sun., July 27, 2014
OLYMPIA – With Washington’s primary a mere 10 days away, the big question – after who’ll survive and go to the general election, of course – is how many voters …
Fri., July 25, 2014
Slightly more than 30,000 ballots for the Aug. 5 primary had been returned to the Spokane County elections office by Thursday, pushing turnout to about 10.5 percent countywide. Elections Manager …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013
Conventional wisdom for campaign seasons like the one just passed says local elections help boost turnout for the statewide contests. Voting for people you might know, or at least have …