ELLENSBURG, WA (September 22, 2019) – The Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters will host four Candidates Night Forums in October to introduce candidates in contested seats to the voters. Two forums will be held in Cle Elum and two in Ellensburg.Continue reading
Racheal Croucher plans to use goats to attract students to her voter registration table at CWU in the fall. Croucher, an academic advisor at CWU, was trained by Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters member Karen Raymond on how to register voters.
Haven’t voted yet? You have less than a week to get your completed primary ballot back to the county auditor.
If you (or your friends & family) need more information on your choices before you vote, check out our 2019 Primary Voter’s Guide. We even include links to our Candidates Night primary forum recordings.Continue reading
Candidates for District 1 county commissioner spoke for about an hour Tuesday, July 23 at Ellensburg City Hall. Laci Harrison, Nancy Lillquist and Cory Wright discussed a variety of issues before an audience of 72 at the forum sponsored by the Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters and the Ellensburg Public Library.
Moderator of the forum was Charli Sorenson.
The top two vote-getters at the Aug. 6 primary will go on to the general election in November.
Watch the forum at ECTV2 here.
Read the story at the Daily Record website here.
Find out more about the candidates and the primary at our Voter’s Guide.
Counties and cities already are gearing up to ensure that no one goes uncounted in the April 2020 Census, Lisa McLean told a crowd of about 30 at Hal Holmes Center on March 29.
McLean, coordinator of the state Complete Count Committee at the Office of Financial Management, said the federal government hopes to collect 60 percent of census responses electronically, either by computer, tablet or smart phone.
Washington received over $16 billion in 2016 based on census figures, so an accurate count is essential to the state’s ability to get a fair share of federal and state funding, McLean said.Continue reading
There are 65 positions to be decided this fall and 87 candidates.
Make no mistake, running for elected office is a big deal. In many cases, the elected position confers no monetary reward even though it demands a sacrifice of time, dedication, goodwill, and integrity.Continue reading
Measures preparing for and preventing wildfires made great progress this session.
Combined with bills from the 2018 session, there has been strong progress towards wildfire preparation in integrated training and deployment among the various Department of Natural Resources (DNR) firefighters, National Guard members and Correctional Department prisoners. More DNR firefighters, helicopters and other equipment have been secured, and on the ground pre-planning included.Continue reading