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WSU sees higher student voter turnout

WSU sees higher student voter turnout

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 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

November 1, 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

Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison says that seats remain unfilled due in part to part-time positions and lack of pay.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 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

John Wilkerson, a professor of political science at the University of Washington, speaks about the results of the election at the Coffee and Politics in the Foley Speaker's Room on Wednesday afternoon.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 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 8, 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

John Hart, left, gives his opening statement at a candidate’s forum held June 17 in the Neill Public Library.

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen news editor

November 7, 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

Washington State’s 9th Legislative District Position 2 incumbent Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, answers a question at a voters forum held by the League of Women Voters of Pullman on July 18 at the Neill Public Library in Pullman.

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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...

Washington voters fail initiative to fee carbon producers

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2018

Initiative 1631, which aimed to put a fee on pollution in Washington and was commonly known as the “carbon tax” initiative, was turned down by state voters Tuesday night. I-1631 failed with 62.5 percent of Whitman County voting against it versus 37.5 percent supporting. Statewide the initiative...

Initiative 1634 to keep local government from taxing groceries looks to have passed

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2018

Initiative 1634, which would prohibit local governments from imposing any new or increased taxes on grocery items, looks to have passed as of Tuesday's election results. As of Tuesday night's statewide tabulation, nearly 55 percent of votes were in favor of the measure. In Whitman County, 56.5 percent...

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