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Tag Archives: Voter Turnout

PNWcurrents Episode III is live: This month, we discuss voter turnout and election fatigue

Excerpt: Read the release announcement for the third episode of PNWcurrents, NPI's uniquely regional podcast. This episode features State Representatives Mia Gregerson, Ilana Rubel, and Dan Rayfield, who who joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss boosting voter turnout and combating election fatigue.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Tim Eyman says he’s joining a group pushing voter suppression schemes in swing states

Excerpt: If we are to remain a democratic republic, voter suppression schemes like the kind Eyman plans to work on must be defeated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s Top Two Election Day in Washington State – don’t forget to vote!

Excerpt: August 3rd, 2021 is Top Two Election Day! Have you voted? Have you checked in with family and friends to make sure they have voted?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2021 Washington Top Two voter turnout remains under 20% with one day left to vote

Excerpt: With one day left to cast a ballot, voter turnout stands at just 17.36% statewide, with 756,092 ballots returned out of 4,355,758 issued. It's another sign we need to phase out odd-year elections.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle polling recap: Most voters undecided, homelessness is their top 2021 concern

Excerpt: Ahead of Top Two Election Night 2021, it seems like a good time to circle back and take one final look at the Emerald City's electoral landscape before the last sprint to the finish.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon changes its ballot return policy to match Washington’s more voter-friendly laws

Excerpt: Beginning in 2022, Beaver State voters will be able to vote through the Postal Service and have their ballot count as long as it's postmarked by Election Day and received within seven days. That's a win for democracy and ballot access.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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