From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • As Washington’s 18-day voting period winds down, Secretary of State Kim Wyman is urging a strong turnout – and offering some important tips. Ballots and Voters’ Pamphlets went out in mid-October – even earlier for our 65,000 military and overseas voters – and Nov. 4 is the deadline for returning your completed ballot. Wyman, the […]
  • Once the General Election ends Nov. 4 at 8 p.m., many candidates, voters, the media and political junkies will again use our free election results mobile app to get the latest results on statewide races or ballot measures. Since the app debuted a few years ago, it’s been a big hit. If you have a […]
  • The Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division recently received several calls about a notice to file annual minutes for shareholders, directors, and officers for the princely sum of $125.  In fact, Washington state law does NOT require corporations to file their minutes from their annual meeting.  But these notices look like an official state […]
  • The official grand opening event for our next great historical exhibit isn’t until Nov. 11, but why wait until then? Everyone is welcome to see the exhibit because it’s now on display in our office. Called Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails & the Year of Statehood, it highlights the major stories of Washington’s seminal year and […]
  • (Courtesy of Washington State Archives) With Washington’s 125th birthday celebration on Nov. 11 just days away, we’re always looking to highlight key documents that led to our becoming the 42nd state. This letter certainly qualifies. It was sent on Oct. 23, 1889, by Washington Territorial Gov.  Miles C. Moore to President Benjamin Harrison, requesting “to […]