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A King County, Wash., elections worker opens ballots during this November’s election. The office began stocking an overdose-reversal drug after receiving a letter laced with fentanyl in the summer; it was evacuated the day after Election Day when it got a similar envelope. Since the 2020 presidential election, state and local election officials nationwide have been bombarded with threats. Lindsey Wasson/The Associated Press

In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’

BY: - November 29, 2023

Since the 2020 presidential election, state and local election officials nationwide have been bombarded with threats, as lies perpetuated by former President Donald Trump and his allies around “rigged” elections have fueled conspiracy theories.

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 […]

States that send a mail ballot to every voter really do increase turnout, scholars find

BY: - October 9, 2023

Lately, a rough consensus has emerged among people who study the impact of voting policies: Though they often spark fierce partisan fighting, most changes to voting laws do little to affect overall turnout, much less election results. But one fast-growing reform appears to stand out as an exception. When every registered voter gets sent a ballot […]