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Vestal: Voting clout depends on neighborhood

Did you vote in the primary? If you did, welcome to the ruling council. We are a small group, relative to the size of the city, and our authority is …

A census first: Black voter turnout passes whites

WASHINGTON — New census data show that America’s blacks voted in 2012 at higher rates than whites, in a historic first. Despite increasing population, the number of white voters declined …

Eye on Boise: Secretary of State predicts strong voter turnout

BOISE – From a popular GOP presidential nominee with an enthusiastic base in the state to controversial school-reform referendums that are drawing attention to the balloting, Idaho’s poised for strong …

WA secretary of state predicts 46 percent turnout

OLYMPIA — Secretary of State Sam Reed is predicting that 46 percent of voters will turn in their ballots for the Aug. 7 primary.

Third District’s voter turnout low

OLYMPIA – New numbers from the Washington secretary of state’s office confirm what political experts in Spokane have long believed: Central Spokane’s 3rd Legislative District, one of the state’s poorest, …

Note to Democrats: Areas with high voter turnout hurt you

Statistics may be for losers, as Scotty Bowman once said. But losers who don’t pay attention to statistics may be destined to keep losing. So it might be wise for …

Washington election turnout may top 70 percent

Washington elections officials say a late surge in ballots will likely push the turnout for Tuesday’s election to 70 percent or higher.

Candidates make one last push

Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.

Forcing transparency of PACs would be sound step forward

Here’s a modest proposal on campaign finance reform that might meet constitutional muster with the U.S. Supreme Court: Let’s have a truth-in-labeling law that requires political committees to say what …

Strong voter turnout expected

OLYMPIA – About two out of three voters in Washington will cast ballots in this year’s general election, Secretary of State Sam Reed predicted Monday.

Primary dominated by older voters, data show

If you don’t like the choices produced by Washington’s Aug. 17 primary, you have two choices: • Blame voters over 55, who cast most of the ballots.