Grumpy, agitated, or embarrassed voters do not favor the status quo. They vote for change.
With a departing mayor and low approval ratings for the city council, expectations are high for a change election. It's not clear that will happen.
We kick off this year's Crosscut Elections newsletter with a reader's question about where elections are taking place.
The authors of the homelessness initiative have pulled a page from the Tim Eyman playbook, using a hot-button issue that could drive turnout and force candidates to take a stand.
The effort to remove city councilmember Kshama Sawant is just the latest in a litany of attempted ousters that began in the Progressive Era.
With the August primary less than three months away, we’re relaunching our elections newsletter — and we want you to help shape our coverage.
Nguyen, a state senator from West Seattle, says Washington's most populous county needs a change in leadership.
The 2019 election cycle was a warning sign about big spending. Small donor matching programs could bolster our democracy.
This year’s mayoral and city council races will be voters’ first referendum on policing in Seattle.
Opponents of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant have 180 days to put a recall vote on the ballot.
Farrell ran for mayor in 2017 and came in fourth place.
The longtime local politician and former council president seeks the job he held for five days in 2017.
Public safety and taxation will continue to be divisive issues that could make consensus more difficult, but not impossible.
The city’s longest-tenured elected official will face questions about the city’s approach to criminal justice.
The two-term city council member's decision will leave an open seat on the council.
The executive director of the Chief Seattle Club is a well known name in City Hall and the world of homelessness and philanthropy.