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How the 1970 election set Washington’s midterm turnout record

How the 1970 election set Washington’s midterm turnout record

The county-certified election returns for the 2018 General Election came very near setting a new state record for voter participation in a non-Presidential election cycle. Of the 4,362,454 people on Washington’s voter rolls, 71.83 percent cast ballots, which was just under the 71.85 percent turnout for the 1970 midterm General Election. Had just 1,101 more Washingtonians voted, that 48-year-old record would have been eclipsed. That the 1970 turnout stands as the state’s high-water mark is noteworthy in several regards. First, the record…

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Washington sets a record with National Voter Registration Day 2018

Washington sets a record with National Voter Registration Day 2018

Since 2012, elections officials across America have made National Voter Registration Day an annual focal point of public-awareness campaigns to get more eligible citizens to register to vote. In Washington, as in other states, the effort has concentrated largely on getting young adults to sign up as registered voters. This demographic is targeted for two key reasons: First, the U.S. Census Bureau regularly finds that young people who are eligible to vote are registered at much lower rates than citizens in older…

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WSL Updates for March 30, 2017

WSL Updates for March 30, 2017

Volume 13, March 30, 2017 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) LIBRARY SNAPSHOT DAY 2) FIRST TUESDAYS RAISES RELEVANCY 3) APPLY FOR PNLA LEADS 4) LIBRARY DEGREE PROGRAMS 5) CENSUS DATA WEBINAR SERIES 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us:

Census: King County to offer elections material in Vietnamese

Census: King County to offer elections material in Vietnamese

Our Elections Division received word Wednesday morning from the U.S. Census Bureau on which political jurisdictions in Washington and other states must provide language assistance during elections for groups who are unable to sufficiently speak or understand English to take part in voting. The Census announcement  shows that King is the only county in Washington that is impacted by the new Census determinations based on the minority language provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act. King County already is subject…

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