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Tag Archives: Voter Turnout

Final numbers are in for Washington’s 2020 presidential primary: Turnout sets new record

Excerpt: Almost half of Washington State's registered voters participated in its 2020 presidential primary, the first to be used by both major political parties.
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Evidence shows local races would benefit from being moved to even-numbered years

Excerpt: In this guest post, Shoreline's Chris Roberts explains how contests for local office in Washington would benefit from being moved to even-numbered years.
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Opponents of phasing out odd year elections in Washington are making many bogus claims

Excerpt: The debate over eliminating elections in odd-numbered years is heating up. But opponents are making a number of claims that are factually inaccurate.
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Today is General Election Day 2019. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in!

Excerpt: This is it. Election Day 2019 has arrived. Have you voted? Have you asked your family and friends if they've voted?
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Washington’s general election voter turnout is low so far, but not as bad as 2015 or 2017

Excerpt: 2019's turnout appears to be on track to be higher than the last two odd-numbered years. But it probably won't get anywhere near fifty percent.
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It’s Top Two Election Day in Washington State – don’t forget to vote!

Excerpt: August 6th, 2019 is Top Two Election Day! Have you voted? Have you checked in with family and friends to make sure they have voted?
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A stamp shouldn’t be necessary to vote: Let’s keep ballot return envelopes postage-free

Excerpt: We all ought to be able to agree that voting shouldn't be difficult and burdensome. Let's continue to provide prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes.
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Friendly Pacific NW rivalry: Oregon catches — and passes! — Washington’s voter turnout

Excerpt: Oregon has really stepped up its turnout since its last report and has rocketed past Washington to a 49% ballot return rate statewide. Washington hasn't been sitting still, though... its turnout is now up to 47.6%, and should surpass 50% by tonight.
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Voter turnout surges in Washington with just over twenty-four hours to go; Oregon lags

Excerpt: Voter turnout in Washington is strong and getting stronger, while Oregon has some catching up to do. Have you voted? How about your friends?
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It’s Top Two Election Day in Washington State – don’t forget to vote!

Excerpt: Today is Election Day! Have you voted? Have you checked in with family and friends to make sure they have voted?
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Oops, we did it again: Washington sets record for worst-ever general election turnout

Excerpt: For the second time in two years, Washington's November voter turnout has sunk to a new low. Only 37.1% of voters participated in the 2017 general election.
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Will Washington State once again set a new record for low general voter turnout in 2017?

Excerpt: Tomor­row — Tues­day, Novem­ber 7th, 2017 — is Gen­er­al Elec­tion Day across Wash­ing­ton State. Although there are no statewide posi­tions at stake or even statewide ini­tia­tives on the bal­lot this year, five leg­isla­tive dis­tricts are hold­ing spe­cial elec­tions — the out­come of which will deter­mine who con­trols the Sen­ate in 2018. At the same time, […]
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Turnout abysmal across Washington State with twenty-four hours left to vote

Excerpt: Ear­li­er this month, bal­lots for the August Top Two elec­tion (which con­cludes tomor­row) were mailed to 3,850,467 vot­ers in Wash­ing­ton State. Regret­tably, only 541,577 have been returned thus far… an abysmal turnout rate of just 14.1%. No coun­ty elec­tions divi­sion has seen a major­i­ty of bal­lots issued come back, although some small coun­ties have had […]
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The counting is over: Washington counties certify results of 2016 general election

Excerpt: The count­ing of bal­lots in Wash­ing­ton’s 2016 gen­er­al elec­tion has come to an end, with coun­ties cer­ti­fy­ing the results a full three weeks after elec­tion day. King Coun­ty Elec­tions report­ed that final vot­er turnout was 82%, exceed­ing the statewide aver­age of 78.75% across all thir­ty-nine coun­ties. “The depart­ment cer­ti­fied the results, which offi­cial­ly declared win­ners […]
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