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Voter registration bill unanimously passes in House, heads to Senate

Voter registration

OLYMPIA—With a unanimous 97-0 vote on Friday, February 9, the Washington State House of Representatives approved House Bill 1962 to improve the accuracy of voter registration lists, that if signed into law, would take effect on June 1, 2025. The bill now heads to the Senate for further deliberation. Currently, if a county auditor receives […]

Secretary Hobbs announces launch of redesigned VoteWA voter portal

VoteWA portal

OLYMPIA—The Office of the Secretary of State launched an updated user experience for Washingtonians at its VoteWA portal on December 26. The enhanced website is supported by a new look, user-informed navigation, and additional accessibility features to help voters easily and quickly find what they need. “VoteWA’s new intuitive design reflects our commitment to providing […]

Secretary of State Steve Hobbs applauds new laws improving Washington’s elections

hobbs election

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 19, 2023—New laws and funding requested and supported by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs during the 2023 Legislative session will help ensure the integrity of Washington’s elections and improve access to the ballot for eligible voters. The bipartisan elections measures signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee help advance Secretary Hobbs’ top […]

Hobbs visits colleges, talks voter engagement and combating misinformation

Hobbs election

EVERETT, Wash, April 26, 2023— With candidate filing week less than a month away for the 2023 General Election, Washington Secretary of State, Steve Hobbs, met with the Lynnwood Times during his North Sound tour on Tuesday, April 25, where we discussed everything from election integrity to cybersecurity; and on a lighter note, his passion […]

Washington to activate National Guard cyber teams for election security

National Guard election

First reported by Politico on Friday, November 4, the National Guard in cooperation with state governors will be activating approximately 100 personnel for state active duty to support officials in 14 states to protect election infrastructure against cyber threats. Overall, the National Guard has a total of 2,200 cyber support personnel within 38 cyber units […]

Secretary of State Steve Hobbs travels the state on election integrity tour

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ARLINGTON, Wash., July 31, 2022 – Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Arlington on Thursday to answer questions on election integrity and cybersecurity and share the latest initiatives of his agency. Hobbs, a 17-year Rotarian has been traveling the state from Spokane to Walla Walla, Vancouver […]

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