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Tag Archives: Voter Turnout

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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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?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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