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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
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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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
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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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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