Elections

Washington state’s voter rolls are “accurate,” and the state follows federal election laws. That’s the message Washington Director of Elections, Lori Augino, is sending to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced he's staying out of the already crowded race for mayor. Murray was considering a run as a write-in candidate, but said today he decided against it. Instead, the out-going mayor is backing one of the 21 candidates, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan.

Two Legislators Mark Firsts In Washington's Elections

Nov 9, 2016
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Two Democratic legislators are marking firsts with wins in Washington’s elections. Pramila Jayapal seems likely to become the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Voter registration is surging in Oregon. The Secretary of State's office said Tuesday that nearly 300,000 new voters have been added over the past year. But the uptick isn't due to interest in the presidential election.

Washington State House of Representatives

Most voters in Washington should have their November ballots in hand by the end of this week. It’s an off election year. But there’s one hot legislative race that has implications for future control of the Washington state House.

Washington Breaks Own Record For Registered Voters

Jul 10, 2014
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A new record's been set in Washington state for the number of registered voters, 3,922,537. The Secretary of State's office said that's even higher than the last milestone set six years ago when there was intense voter interest.