April 21, 2024 8:14 am

The premier news source for Snohomish County

GOP challenger for Secretary of State, advocates secure voter registration

Fortunato Secretary of State

AUBURN—Having served on committees and boards that provide oversight and policy changes on elections for nearly a decade, state Senator Phil Fortunato is running to be Washington’s next election’s chief as Secretary of State. “The Secretary of State is the second most important elected position in Washington, and we simply cannot have one party controlling the entire […]

Historic vote: County Council appoints Lovick and Donaghy to state legislature

Brandy Donaghy

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 16, 2021 – At its 3 p.m. meeting yesterday, Snohomish County Council members voted to appoint John Lovick as state Senator and Brandy Donaghy as state Representative to the 44th Legislative District. This is a historic moment for Snohomish County as the 44th LD becomes the first and only district in […]

History in the making, 44 LD Democrats nominate three to fill Hobbs’ senate seat

senate seat

MILL CREEK, Wash., December 5, 2021 – This afternoon the 44th Legislative District Democrats selected the three candidates to be presented to the Snohomish County Council to fill the Washington state Senate seat vacancy left by former Senator Steve Hobbs. The candidates are Representative John Lovick (LD-44), and Democratic Precinct Committee Officers Laura Hathaway and […]

Steve Hobbs sworn in as Washington secretary of state

hobbs secretary of state

OLYMPIA, Wash., November 22, 2021 – State Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens) was sworn in Monday as Washington’s 16th secretary of state. He replaces Kim Wyman, who resigned mid-term to join the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. During brief remarks on Monday, Hobbs pledged to continue enhancing the integrity of Washington’s […]

SOS Kim Wyman issues statement about website threatening election officials

Kim Wyman

By Kim Wyman | Office of Secretary of State OLYMPIA — The Office of the Secretary of State over the weekend was made aware of a website that lists Washington state’s elections director among election officials nationwide who the site creators claim “have aided and abetted the fraudulent election against Trump.” The site includes images […]

WA state Electoral College to vote in Olympia Dec. 14

electoral college

Olympia, Wash., — On Monday, December 14, the electors who represent Washington state’s 12 electoral votes will meet at the Legislative building in Olympia to cast their votes for the U.S. president and vice president. This process will take place throughout the country on December 14.   Due to the pandemic, the Legislative building remains closed […]

Secretary of State’s Office certifies 2020 General Election

kim wyman

Update – December 2, 2020: with tweet from Governor Jay Inslee signing the certified statewide election results. OLYMPIA, Wash., December, 1, 2020 — More Washingtonians voted in the 2020 General Election than in any election in the state’s history. According to vote totals certified today by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, 4,116,894, or 84.14%, of […]

Avoid scammers and con artists: “Give smart” this holiday season

Kim Wyman

By Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman | Press Release Tips and online resources help people protect themselves from being scammed by fake charities and fundraisers GIVESMART! initiative empowers Washingtonians to make educated, informed giving decisions OLYMPIA — It’s the most wonderful time of the year for giving. And for scammers. To help ensure […]

Online and mail-in voter registration deadline is Oct. 26

By Office of the Secretary of State | Press Release OLYMPIA – People who want to register to vote and participate in the Nov. 3 General Election have until Monday, Oct. 26, to register online or by U.S. mail. Online registration is available at VoteWA.gov, the state’s online voter portal. All that is required is […]

Join Our Mailing List