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Tag Archives: Fair Elections

Former gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum launches massive voter registration effort

Excerpt: Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has a new mission: deny Donald Trump a second term by making sure Florida doesn't vote for him again.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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VICTORY! Washington State Senate approves legislation to repeal Tim Eyman’s push polls

Excerpt: We're halfway towards our objective of sending Governor Jay Inslee legislation to repeal Eyman's push polls, which he falsely calls "advisory votes".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Instant runoff isn’t a sensible alternative to our current voting system; here’s why

Excerpt: How can we make voting a more satisfying experience? Proponents of instant runoff/ranked choice voting say they have the answer, but NPI disagrees.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A frustrated Tim Eyman unleashes his e-fury on Republican State Senator Hans Zeiger

Excerpt: Disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman is hopping mad at the Ranking Member of the Washington State Senate's State Government Committee. Find out why.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: The People vs. the Politicians examines our republic’s illnesses

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The People vs. the Politicians, a film by Hedrick Smith.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Elections, Views & Reviews
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Washingtonians For Ethical Government files bar complaint against Rob McKenna

Excerpt: The complaint stems from McKenna's participation in an ad urging a no vote on Initiative 1631. McKenna represents Chevron, one of the companies funding the no campaign, but he did not disclose his relationship in the ad.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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NPI talks to King County Elections Director Julie Wise about the 2018 general election

Excerpt: Read NPI's interview with King County's top elections official. Topics discussed include preparations for the 2018 November general election, ballot security, and reforms like prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes that are making it easier to vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Technology
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All Washington voters to get prepaid postage on their ballot return envelopes in 2018

Excerpt: Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of State Kim Wyman have cobbled together enough emergency funding to ensure that all counties in Washington State can offer prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes this year, Inslee's office announced in a press release today.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman wants emergency funding for prepaid ballot return envelopes statewide

Excerpt: Prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes may not have been one of the Access to Democracy reforms passed by the Legislature during this year's incredibly productive short session, but it looks like voters might be getting it anyway -- and in time for the midterms! -- if Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman prevails.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Let’s bolster Washington’s public disclosure laws to combat abuse and signature fraud

Excerpt: Today, the Washington State Legislature held hearings on badly-needed legislation that would bring the activities of our underground signature gathering industry into the light by adding new reporting and compliance requirements to our public disclosure laws. Read our founder's testimony in support of these bills.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! Washington Voting Rights Act wins approval in the state Senate for the first time

Excerpt: After having passed the DISCLOSE Act, same-day voter registration, and the capital budget earlier this week, our Senate today voted for the first time to adopt the Washington Voting Rights Act (SSB 6002), liberating a bill that had been stuck in the Senate Republicans' graveyard of progress for years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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Hurrah! Same-day voter registration passes out of the Washington State Senate

Excerpt: Washington is one step closer to eliminating another barrier to voting tonight thanks to the state Senate's approval of a bill that allows in-person voter registration until 8 PM on Election Night as well as moving the deadline for registering online or by mail much closer to the deadline for returning ballots.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State State passes DISCLOSE Act to expose dark money in politics — at last!

Excerpt: Washington State's newly minted Democratic Senate majority notched its first signature legislative win tonight, bringing Andy Billig's DISCLOSE Act to the floor for a vote and easily passing the legislation with the support of several Republicans.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on board with reforms to lower barriers to voting

Excerpt: Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has signaled that her office will be supportive of efforts to eliminate or lower barriers to voting this session in Washington State this year, which will hopefully result in some bipartisan cooperation on the election reform front.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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