From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • 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 […]
  • View outside of Washington State Digital Archives. (Photos courtesy of Washington State Archives) We’re proud to wish a happy 10th birthday to the world’s first built-from-the-ground digital archives facility. The Washington State Digital Archives had its grand opening on Oct. 4, 2004. The Digital Archives is co-located in the same building with the Washington State […]