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

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; […]

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Tina Podlodowski to Snohomish County officials: Act now to protect the right to vote

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 […]

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Washington State House passes Voting Rights Act (again) on a party-line vote

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 […]

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Vote Downballot: NPI talks with Kathleen Drew, candidate for Secretary of State

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 […]