How you can help prevent your ballot from getting rejected

BY: - October 27, 2023

There are three basic ways Washington voters can prevent their ballots from being rejected in the upcoming Nov. 7 election: mail your ballot early, sign it with the same signature used on your driver’s license and use your legal name. That’s according to a new study from the University of Washington on the most common […]

Robert Sutherland, a candidate for Snohomish County Auditor, is pictured speaking at a gun rights rally in Seattle in 2018.

He cast doubt on the 2020 election, now he wants a lead job tallying votes

BY: - May 9, 2023

A former state lawmaker who has fanned false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election is vying for the job that oversees elections in Washington’s third most populous county. Republican Robert Sutherland is running for Snohomish County auditor in a contest expected to train a spotlight on the integrity of ballot counting and […]

Three voters are seen filling out ballots in Vancouver, Washington, during the 2020 election.

Law would redirect surging public requests for election records

BY: - May 9, 2023

Following the 2020 elections, county auditors around the state saw public requests for election records spike, a trend driven at least in part by individuals and groups pushing disproven claims of widespread fraud at the polls. Auditors say fulfilling the requests posed a time-consuming lift for their thinly staffed offices. In the meantime, they’ve also […]