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  • Signature deadline for Washington 2022 Initiatives to the Legislature passes with no campaigns submitting signatures

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    The signature deadline for 2022 Washington Initiatives to the Legislature (ITL) was December 30, 2021. For an ITL to be taken up by the Washington State Legislature and potentially put on the ballot in 2022, proponents needed to submit 324,516 valid signatures. Citizens of Washington may initiate legislation as either a direct state statute—called Initiative…

  • Redistricting timeline update: South Carolina legislature announces special sessions, Washington Supreme Court assumes redistricting authority

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    Here’s a summary of recent redistricting updates from South Carolina and Washington. South Carolina: On Nov. 18, 2021, Senate President Harvey Peeler (R) said senators will meet on Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. in a special session to address redistricting. House Speaker Jay Lucas (R) also announced a special session for the South Carolina House…

  • Seattle votes on Sawant recall Dec. 7

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    On Dec. 7, Seattle voters will decide whether to recall District 3 City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.  Recall petitioners allege three grounds for recall against Sawant: misusing city funds for electioneering purposes, disregarding regulations related to COVID-19, and misusing her official position. Sawant responded that the recall effort was politically motivated and asked a state superior…

  • Seattle mayoral, city council races decided

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    Bruce Harrell won the election for mayor of Seattle, Washington, on Nov. 2. Incumbent Teresa Mosqueda was re-elected to at-large city council position 8, and Sara Nelson won the at-large position 9 council seat. The following results were reported as of Nov. 4. Mail ballots were still being counted. Bruce Harrell: 62%/Lorena González: 38% Teresa…

  • Meet the 2021 Forks mayoral candidates

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    The city of Forks, in Clallam County, Wash., is holding municipal elections on Nov. 2, 2021. The mayor’s office is one of those seats up for election. The mayor serves a four-year term alongside five city council members. Candidates submitted statements to the Washington Secretary of State when they filed a Declaration of Candidacy for…

  • Meet the 2021 Sequim City Council candidates

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    Sequim, in Clallam County, Wash., is holding municipal elections on Nov. 2, 2021. Five city council seats are up for election this year. In total, the Sequim City Council is composed of seven members who serve four-year terms. Candidates submitted statements to the Washington Secretary of State when they filed a Declaration of Candidacy for…

  • Meet the 2021 Forks City Council candidates

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    Forks, in Clallam County, Wash., is holding municipal elections on Nov. 2, 2021. Two city council seats are up for election this year. In total, the Sequim City Council is composed of five members and a mayor who serve four-year terms. Candidates submitted statements to the Washington Secretary of State when they filed a Declaration…

  • Meet the 2021 Port Angeles City Council candidates

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    Port Angeles, in Clallam County, Wash., is holding municipal elections on Nov. 2, 2021. Four city council seats are up for election this year. In total, the Port Angeles City Council is composed of seven members who serve four-year terms. Candidates submitted statements to the Washington Secretary of State when they filed a declaration of…

  • How Clallam County’s cities vote in presidential elections

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    There is one county in America that has, since 1980, voted for the winning presidential candidate—Clallam County, Wa. The county’s 40-year record of voting for Republican and Democratic candidates reflects its political diversity. In Clallam County, elections, especially federal and state elections, tend to be closely decided. In 2020 and 2016, for example, Joe Biden…

  • How Clallam County has voted in recent presidential primaries

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    Clallam County, Wash., has a long record of voting for the winning presidential candidate. Since 1980, the county has voted for the Republican and Democratic candidates that would go on to become president—Ronald Reagan (R), George H.W. Bush (R), Bill Clinton (D), George W. Bush (R), Barack Obama (D), Donald Trump (R), and Joe Biden…