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Candidate filing week for more than 400 offices begins May 6

candidate filing week

OLYMPIA—Interested in running for public office in Washington? The opportunity to formally declare candidacy for the 2024 elections opens May 6 at 8 a.m. online and at elections offices across the state. Mailed declarations are being accepted now and must be received with payment no later than 5 p.m. on May 10, when candidate filing […]

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 […]

Uproar about party declaration on ballot envelope after Elon Musk tweet

party declaration

WASHINGTON STATE—Some Washington state voters in uproar about being required to declare a political party (or party declaration) on their upcoming Presidential Primary ballot envelope after Elon Musk, CEO of X, SpaceX, and Telsa) brought attention to the decades-old tradition in a recent X post. This is the second presidential election which requires voters to […]

Secretary Steve Hobbs calls on USPS to improve ballot delivery

USPS collection boxes

OLYMPIA, Wash., November 18, 2023—Secretary of State Steve Hobbs sent a letter on Thursday to Mary Ann Simpson, Western States Government Relations Liaison Director, formally asking what steps the United States Postal Service (USPS) will take to prevent disused (out-of-service) mail collection boxes from being left in public spaces during Washington elections. “The delayed discovery […]

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