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October 1, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Yakima voting-rights plan goes to federal judge

The Associated Press YAKIMA — A federal judge will be asked Friday to choose between different plans for improving Latino voting rights in Yakima. The City Council voted Tuesday for a plan to create five geographic districts and two positions voted on citywide. The American Civil Liberties Union wants a separate district for each of the seven council…

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Comments | More in State government | Topics: latino, voting, Yakima

November 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Secretary of State to parties: Document all ballots you collect

Citing concerns about voter disenfranchisement, Washington state elections officials are asking for detailed information about each ballot collected by political parties and campaign workers. The request stems from reports that some staffers paid by the King County Republican Party are offering to collect ballots and deliver them to official county drop-off centers. The party has also…

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Comments | More in Governor | Topics: ballot collection, ed murray, get out the vote

November 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Maria Cantwell doesn’t think the mailman will lose your ballot. But she thinks you might.

An advertisement in Sunday’s Seattle Times for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., turned some heads, because it seemed to suggest doubt in the Postal Service. “Your vote is your right,” the full-page advertisement read. “Don’t let it get lost in the mail.” Does Cantwell, a two-term senator, think the mailman is losing ballots en…

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Comments | More in Governor, U.S. Senate | Topics: ads, ballots, Kelly Steele