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Tag Archives: Universal Suffrage

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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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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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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Republican Kim Wyman’s call for “citizenship checks” of voters draws swift condemnation

Excerpt: Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman made it known this morning that, if reelected, she will be asking the Legislature to enact legislation to at least partially implement the privacy-infringing federal “REAL ID” Act in order to “check for citizenship of people who want to register and vote in Washington”. “Our package is reasonable; […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tina Podlodowski to Snohomish County officials: Act now to protect the right to vote

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: Tina Podlodowski is one of two finalists for the position of Secretary of State. Today, her campaign published this open letter to Snohomish County elected leaders, calling on them to take immediate action to protect the right to vote. Requested actions include the placement of more drop boxes throughout the county. NPI strongly […]
Written by:Tina Podlodowski
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Washington State House passes Voting Rights Act (again) on a party-line vote

Excerpt: A revised version of the Washington Voting Rights Act, championed by Representative Luis Moscoso (D-1st District: Bothell, Kirkland, Mill Creek), today passed out of the Washington State House of Representatives without a single vote to spare, thanks to Republicans’ refusal to provide a single vote in support. (Democrats currently have a bare majority of fifty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Vote Downballot: NPI talks with Kathleen Drew, candidate for Secretary of State

Excerpt: Every four years, in addition to casting votes for president and governor, Washingtonians are also called upon to elect more than half a dozen other individuals to serve in the state’s executive department. The contests for these positions are often referred to as downballot races because they appear further down the ballot. They usually don’t […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Autumn has arrived!

Excerpt: Well, it looks like another season has come and gone. As of today, summer 2012 is officially over, and autumn 2012 has begun. The third full season of the year will last almost ninety days, encompassing part or all of four months: September, October, November, and December. Winter will officially begin four days before Christmas […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Representative Rick Larsen leads the charge to stop voter suppression

Excerpt: Reacting to laws making aiming to increase the difficulty to vote since conservatives took control of  state governments in the 2010 midterm elections, Congressman Rick Larsen, along with 14 other House Democrats, introduced a bill yesterday to “combat voter suppression efforts across the country“. Only two of the current co-sponsors represent a state which has enacted […]
Written by:Patrick
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Department of Licensing failed to turn over voter registrations, Secretary of State says

Excerpt: Washingtonians who recently registered to vote using the Department of Licensing’s website may not have actually been added to the rolls, the Secretary of State’s office disclosed today in a late afternoon media advisory. The Department of Licensing, which issues driver’s licenses, vehicle licenses, and boat licenses, allows voters to request that their voter registration […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington students defeat Tim Eyman’s I-1125, Costco’s I-1183 in mock election

Excerpt: This afternoon, Secretary of State Sam Reed’s office announced the results of the annual mock election it conducts in schools across Washington State. Students in grades five through twelve were asked to weigh in on this year’s crop of ballot measures, which includes Tim Eyman’s I-1125, Costco’s I-1183, and SEIU’s I-1163. Students responsibly rejected the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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