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Tag Archives: Voter Turnout

Washington’s thirty-nine counties certify the (almost record setting) 2020 general election

Excerpt: Voter turnout reached 84.14% -- not quite as high as the 2008 general election twelve years ago, but pretty close to a record. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A message to pundits, pollsters and campaign consultants on election eve: 2020 is not 2016!

Excerpt: We don't know the results of the 2020 presidential election yet. But what we do know is that this election is already very different from 2016. Just look at the voter turnout.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Responding to supercharged electorate, officials prepare for sprint to Election Day

Excerpt: Aiming for 90% turnout, King County Elections is opening six Vote Centers through Tuesday to provide voters more services closer to home.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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King County Elections Director Julie Wise says that her team is seeing record early turnout

Excerpt: With voting underway in the 2020 presidential election, NPI's Andrew Villeneuve talked to King County's top elections official about the record-setting participation so far and options for returning ballots.
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Democratic Secretaries of State discuss protecting the vote at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Jena Griswold of Colorado, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan teamed up for a panel that previewed the 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Washington’s 2020 Top Two turnout is the highest ever; ballots still being counted

Excerpt: Remember 2008? We're seeing voter turnout now that dwarfs what we saw then, at least for the qualifying or winnowing round in the Evergreen State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats delight in forcing Republicans to play defense in Kansas

Excerpt: Kansas is a right wing stronghold, but a divisive Republican U.S. Senate primary is giving Democrats cause for hope.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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April 28th special election results give boost to public services in Washington’s rural areas

Excerpt: The returns so far suggest people across the Evergreen State understand the importance of investing in the public services that make our communities strong.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Chris Roberts
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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