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Votes for PRH bond still being counted

Votes for PRH bond still being counted

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

Votes for the Nov. 5 elections around the county are still being tallied by the county auditor offices. Among the votes being counted are the votes for Proposition One, the Pullman Regional Hospital bond. As of around 7 p.m. on Thursday, there had been 3,668 votes on Proposition One that had been counte...

Updated county vote tally reinforces incumbent leads

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

Pullman City Council incumbents retain lead with 2,500 votes still uncounted. With 6,740 votes counted, Eileen Macoll, at-large, and Ann Parks, Ward 1, remain ahead of respective challengers Francis Benjamin and Chris Johnson, according to the Whitman County Elections website. Macoll has 51.9 ...

WSU sees higher student voter turnout

WSU sees higher student voter turnout

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

WSU saw over a 20 percent increase in student voting last year compared to 2014 according to a study from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education. In 2014, 18.7 percent of students voted compared to 41.5 percent in 2018, according to the study. This is an increase of over 6,000 students at...

Whitman County election results update

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

With just over 3,000 votes counted, both incumbent Pullman City councilmembers in contested elections lead their respective challengers. Eileen Macoll, at-large, and Ann Parks, Ward 1, lead challengers Francis Benjamin and Chris Johnson, respectively, according to the Whitman County Elections websi...

Over 1,300 residents have not received ballots

Over 1,300 residents have not received ballots

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

October 31, 2019

Whitman County elections happen Tuesday, but over 1,300 residents have not received their ballots. Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison said the county is switching to a new system called VoteWA. The site is used for statewide voter registration and is supposed to unite all 30 counties, Jamison said....

Local election filing due Friday

Local election filing due Friday

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2019

Candidate filing applications for local government positions in Whitman County are due Friday at 5 p.m. and many seats may go unfilled this year due to the low county population and lack of pay. Nearly 80 percent of local races went uncontested over the last 10 years, according to public records obtained by Whitman County Watch. County Auditor Sandy Jamison said the low population of certain towns in the county makes filling these positions difficult but that many incumbents are filin...

Foley panelists discuss election

Foley panelists discuss election

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

At a three-person panel Wednesday, speakers discussed the early results of Tuesday’s midterm election and political shifts seen since the 2016 general election. President Donald Trump had a large role in this year’s midterms, said John Wilkerson, University of Washington political science professor....

Vote for Whitman County treasurer remains unclear

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

As Whitman County tabulates more votes for the midterm election, challenger Christina Nelson has maintained her slight lead over incumbent Mark Clinton. Nelson has now received about 51.8 percent of the 10,239 votes counted as of 5 p.m. Wednesday and Clinton has received about 49.2 percent. The...

Hart wins judicial race in landslide

Hart wins judicial race in landslide

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

November 6, 2018

In the race for Whitman County District Court judge, Colfax Municipal Court Judge John Hart beat challenger Rob Rembert, Pro Tem Whitman County District Court judge, by nearly twice the number of votes based on initial voter tabulations Tuesday night. Hart earned 65.7 percent of the vote and Remb...

Schmick holds on to 9th district seat against Sutherland

Schmick holds on to 9th district seat against Sutherland

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

Incumbent Joe Schmick (R) beat out Democratic challenger Matthew Sutherland in Tuesday’s election to continue representing Washington’s 9th District in the state House of Representatives. Sutherland, a WSU graduate student, was Schmick’s first Democratic challenger since 2008. He won with 64.4...

Jamison takes decisive lead in county auditor race

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

Republican Sandy Jamison is expected to win the election for Whitman County auditor after initial tabulations Tuesday night showed her leading at 63.6 percent, while Democratic challenger Eric Fejeran trailed behind at 36.4 percent. Jamison said the first thing she will do in office is individually...

Largent leads Whitman County commissioner race

HAYLEY MARTINEZ, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

Republican incumbent Michael Largent appears to lead in the race for Whitman County commissioner as of Tuesday night’s results at 59.1 percent of the vote, with Democrat John-Mark Mahnkey behind at 40.8 percent. Largent said it has not been a “nasty campaign” and that he hopes to see Mahnkey...

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