Thursday, July 18, 2019

Men out-registering Women in WA State?

Here is a first look at some point to point registration data after yesterday's VRDB drop; the first in 2 mos and 17 days.  The VRDB had net increase from 12/31/2018 to 07/17/2019 of 58,563. That increase looked liked this:

r3all[StatusCode == "A",.N]
[1] 4373910
s3all[StatusCode == "A",.N]
[1] 4432473
s3all[StatusCode == "A",.N] - r3all[StatusCode == "A",.N]
[1] 58563

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Voters Coming and Going; Why an updated voter list is so important.

Above Julie Wise, election director for Seattle, scares all the suits and most us election geeks by forcibly describing the current lack of resiliency  and preparedness of  WA State new $9.5M Voter upgrade during a recent Senate State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee meeting.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Your servile young life in the rapidly gentrifying state...

'Average price of a Bellingham home sold in the past three months was $516,669, the first time that the average home price has topped $500,000. "It's unsustainable," Muljat said Thursday. "This trend cannot continue." '
Quote from the Bellinghan Herald article by Robert Mittendorf at

Perhaps the question youth really should be asking local politicians as we approach a full and contentious primary this week is: "How the heck am I ever going to own a home or afford a family in this economy?"  A number of new data points this week suggest a future of long term servitude to low wages in the face of rapidly and dangerously escalating housing prices. Home prices in Bellingham, up 14.9% since April 2017, just can't seem to slow down. Bellingham housing prices can only be described as hot.  And your wages, despite recent claims to the contrary, are nothing special!  

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The 2019 WA Primary Vote is upon us...

Ready or not, the 2019 Primary Vote is upon us in WA! Ballots will be mailed July 17th in Whatcom County!  Your Secretary of State Kim Wyman and her election team have been working hard to bring us an updated registration and elections infrastructure. You can find all the information pertinent to this election at :

Due to the upgrade, there will many updates to county voter databases in early July.   Make sure your voter registration address is up to date for the primary! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call your local county auditor. Here are your Whatcom County registration deadlines for the 2019 Primary Election: