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Seattle narrowly approves ranked-choice voting

About 51% of voters said Seattle should change its primary voting system away from the state’s top-two primary and 49% said no to the change, with a vote gap of almost exactly...

Despite talk of a 'red wave' in WA, our polls showed otherwise

The assumption of a “red wave” was created by a mixture of historical and political conditions: First, the president’s party almost always loses congressional seats in his first midterm election. Second, Biden’s...

Gluesenkamp Perez defeats Trump-backed Kent in WA's 3rd District

Her victory marks the second big surprise in the district this year. In another reality, six-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, would likely have cruised to victory this week....

U.S. Congress: Kim Schrier defeats Matt Larkin in 8th District

The contest in the 8th District — as well as the race in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District — is expected to help determine whether Democrats keep their razor-slim majority in the U.S....

Hobbs defeats Anderson to remain Washington Secretary of State

Anderson, who since 2009 has administered local elections as Pierce County Auditor, said in a statement that she had delivered her concession in a phone call to Hobbs.“I knew this would be...

Where do Washington state's election ballot initiatives stand?

Votes for a Seattle-only proposal to change the way elections are run from the statewide top-two primary to either ranked-choice voting or approval voting was complicated with two questions before the voters....

It's Election Day. Don't forget to vote.

As of last Friday, only 32% of registered voters had turned in their ballots statewide, compared to 38.4% four days before the last midterm election in 2018.Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday...

Signature checking is WA's safeguard against election fraud

Even with best practices in place, no matter how easy and accessible you make voting, “I think we need to be careful thinking that we are going to get to 100%,” said...

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