Clearinghouse Notices & Elections Advisories

In 1992, the Washington State Legislature passed a law stating that the Secretary of State shall establish an elections clearinghouse program to provide regular communication between the Secretary of State, local election officials, and major and minor political parties regarding newly enacted elections legislation, relevant judicial decisions affecting the administration of elections, and applicable Attorney General opinions. The Office produces clearinghouses, providing permanent guidance or interpretation, and advisories, providing guidance or interpretation in place for one election only.

Election Administration

Voter Registration

Election Preparation

Candidate Filing


Auditing and Security

Completing the Election

Presidential Primary

Presidential Elections


Status Key

Released A new clearinghouse or advisory.
Reissued An updated clearinghouse or advisory.
Revised Correction of a typo or broken link.
Coming soon A publication is scheduled for release.