From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • Facebook’s voter-registration prompt to its Washington followers was a smash success. Last Friday was a record one-day registration spike of 14,824, nearly 13,000 of those via our online MyVote, the second most for a single day since the portal was launched. From Friday through yesterday, Washington residents on Facebook who are 18 or older got a reminder at the top of their news feed urging them to register, providing a link that, in turn, connected people with MyVote. The previous...

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  • Secretary Wyman with Sons of the Revolution at Ancestry Day Saturday in Tacoma. (Photos courtesy of Washington State Archives) It takes a special event to keep sun-craving Northwesterners indoors on a nice September weekend, but that was the case Saturday as hundreds packed themselves into a large meeting room at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center for Ancestry Day. The event was co-hosted by Ancestry, the Washington State Historical Society, and the Office of Secretary of State’s Washington State...

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  • Facebook has launched an internet drive to prompt people to register to vote, including many in Washington. From Friday through Monday, Sept. 26, people on Facebook who are 18 and older will get a reminder at the top of their news feed urging them to get registered to vote – or if they already are registered, to remind their FB friends to do so. Secretary of State  Kim Wyman, the state’s chief elections official, said Washington could set a single-day...

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  • Washington’s state Elections Division is sending out postcards to 140,000 state residents who appear eligible to vote, but haven’t yet registered. Many of the cards will go to new 18 year olds and to millennials between 19 and 35. The mailings will have a catchy, humorous graphic and information on how to quickly register online by Oct. 10. About 21,000 will go to 18 year olds and 72,000 to those 19-35. Eligible but unregistered 18 year olds will receive this...

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  • Secretary Wyman and others at the 2015 CFD Masquerade Ball. (Photo courtesy CFD) If you like dressing in gala gowns and tuxedos, wearing masks reminiscent of medieval masquerade balls, dancing the night away in the Washington’s Capitol Building, casino game time, art exhibits, silent auctions and beer and wine, then you definitely want to be at the 5th Annual Combined Fund Drive Masquerade Ball Charity Gala. The Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is hosting its annual event in Olympia...

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