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Tag: Secretary of State

Feb.
25th

Report: Washington earns B grade for elections web site, but that’s good enough for third best in U.S.

The non-profit Center for Governmental Studies reviewed state elections web sites around the country, and it found “abysmal” offerings. But Washington’s site, maintained by  recently-elected Secretary of State Kim Wyman‘s staff, ranked third best and was one of only three systems getting a B grade or better.

“The top four states, Alaska, California, Washington and Oregon, found an innovative way to provide their voters with candidate information, including audio statements read by a neutral party,” says the report titled “Voter Information in the Ditigal Age: Grading State Election Websites.

It adds: “Washington’s state election website provides much of

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Feb.
6th

Wyman disappointed by possible end of mail pickup on Saturday; working to keep it from impairing vote-by-mail elections

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she is disappointed by U.S. Postal Service announcement Wednesday it would seek to end home-deliveries of mail on Saturdays to cut costs. But she said the Postal Service continues to make elections mail a high priority, and her agency will ensure sure voters are not disenfranchised in the state’s vote-by-mail elections.

In a statement put out by her office, Wyman said she understood USPS is trying to reduce its budget by $2 billion a year and that the public supports the end of Saturday mail as a way to do

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