- Voting can be dangerous for domestic violence survivors in Washington state [KUOW]
Domestic violence survivors can use a state program to keep their address from being public information, but that program has lots of requirements that keep it from being effective.
- “The Voter Suppression Trail” [New York Times]
Play through this “Oregon Trail”-inspired video game to see if you can make it through the many barriers imposed on voters to suppress their votes.
- These ballot boxes keep your vote safe from fire, rain and rampaging SUVs [Crosscut]
Washington’s ballot drop boxes take a lot of abuse, from vandalism to car crashes. Thankfully, they’re designed to withstand it all by the Puyallup company that manufactures them.
- Election security will be key in 2020. Washington state is already ahead of the curve [Crosscut]
Holding votes by mail has set Washington up to be one of the most secure voting states in the country. However, there are still safeguards available that even we don’t have yet.
- Washingtonians Would Benefit from Switch to Even-Year Local Elections. [Sightline]
How big of a difference would it make to switch our local elections from odd years to even years? This article comparing Oregon and Washington votes explains how voter turnout can be improved.
Eric Bronson is the Digital Advocacy and Engagement Manager at YWCA. He manages the Firesteel blog in addition to its social media streams and action initiatives. A graduate of Oberlin College, Eric focuses on the intersection of race and gender within the American political economy.
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