In a meeting of 12 Commissioners from 4 counties in LD13, Alex Ybarra was chosen to represent the District. Alex is the first Hispanic ever chosen to represent LD13.Continue reading
Do you live in Cle Elum, Roslyn, Thorp, or Selah?
UPDATED 1/17/19: If you said, ‘yes!’ there is a special election in your near future. Two school districts: Thorp and Cle Elum/Roslyn, are requesting capital levies. The Selah School District is requesting a replacement Educational Programs and Operating levy. Cle Elum/Roslyn is also proposing a change of School Board representation.Continue reading
Take Action to Support Democracy!
At the League, we are excited about the new session of Congress and we are proud to support a new piece of legislation–HR1: For the People Act– which stands to improve American elections by making our elections more free, fair, and accessible to all eligible Americans.
Welcome Representative Schrier to Washington, DC, with a call urging her to support HR1.
A Dive into Election Turnout
76.2% Voter Turnout in Kittitas County! Did the work of the League of Women Voters impact November voter turnout in any way? Did our voter registration work account for some of the improvement? Did our Get Out The Vote strategies impact turnout? Did the Candidate Forum make a difference? Let’s look into that!Continue reading
Although the election is not yet final in Washington state (won’t be until certified on November 27th), the Kittitas County voter turnout is already above 76%. That means 3 out of 4 voters actually completed and turned in ballots!
In the 2016 presidential election, some of the lowest voter turnout numbers included Central Washington University campus and surrounding precincts. In 2017 and 2018, the Kittitas Valley LWV in partnership with Associated Students of Central Washington University focused on registering and turning out voters on CWU campus and its immediate neighbors to improve those stats. So let’s look at the early numbers:Continue reading