From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Secretary of State Kim Wyman on Friday certified an initiative aiming to lower class sizes in Washington public schools. The measure, Initiative 1351, will be placed on the statewide ballot this fall after a check this week determined it has enough signatures to qualify. A team of 10 signature checkers finished their work late Thursday […]
  • A wildfire rages near Malott in Okanogan County. (Photo courtesy of Omak-Okanogan Chronicle) As crews continue battling the largest wildfires in Washington history, Secretary of State Kim Wyman is offering assistance to affected counties and voters as the state’s Aug. 5 Primary Election voting period is underway. Wyman said Friday that counties in the wildlife […]
  • (Photo courtesy of Scott D. Nelson) Last week’s annual Capital Lakefair event in Olympia concluded Sunday night with a spectacular fireworks show with the Capitol Dome visible in the lower-right corner. This stunning image was sent to us by Scott D. Nelson of Olympia. We invite you to e-mail your photos and stories to us […]
  • A signature checker reviews some of the signatures for I-1351. (Photo courtesy of Katy Payne) Our Elections Division is busy this week checking signatures that were submitted in early July for Initiative 1351. The initiative, if passed, would affect grades K-12 by lowering class sizes and increasing school staff. For an initiative to qualify for […]
  • Vince Lombardi Trophy. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Horn) When the Office of Secretary of State hosts a 30th birthday event for the Washington State Combined Fund Drive Thursday at the State Capitol in Olympia, a special “guest” will appear – the Vince Lombardi Trophy, courtesy of the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. The event will […]