Thank you for helping make 2018 a great year for Washington residents. Becuase of your support, I am completing my sixth year of serving as Secretary of State. It is an honor to represent you in Olympia.
Our state continues to be a national leader in voter participation, engagement and security. In the 2018 General Election, Washington voters cast more ballots than any of the other top ten states and nearly beat a state mid-term turnout record set back in 1970! We also improved the security and integrity of our election system by working with our county election officals to strengthen our cyber security protocols.
We made it easier to start or maintain a business or charity in our state by expanding access to our Corporations and Charities services. Now our customers can perform the vast majority of their transactions online, saving them time and reducing the need for travel to Olympia. We have reduced paperwork processing times from weeks to minutes and continue our focus on improving the customer experience.
There have been many other successes in the office, thanks to your support. In 2018 we expanded our digital archives collection to over 200,000,000 records available in our state archives. Our state library partnered with local libraries across the state on a University of Washington learning research project using Occulus virtual reality headsets. Our many successes are thanks to your support.
I am indebted to you for your support. Your donations, your hours spent volunteering, your willingness to tell your friends and family about how important this office is and why their support matters. Thank you so much for your votes and voices. You helped me win in 2016 and gave me this amazing opportunity to serve our state.
All the best,
Imagine receiving your ballot the day after the election. This happened to my husband and I when we were stationed in Germany.
A few years later, I became the Thurston County Elections Director. I made a commitment to myself that I would protect the voting rights of every person in my charge and I have kept that promise every day since, for over 100 successful elections.
I am running for re-election because I want to keep Washington State a national leader. I will continue to ensure our voting system is accessible, impartial, secure and accurate to maintain public confidence in elections.
As you vote, compare my resume to my opponent. As the only state and nationally certified elections administrator in this race, I have overseen and conducted over 100 accessible and accurate elections.
It takes more than presenting credentials and experience in an election, it takes effective, demonstrated leadership. That’s why over 60 state and local elections officials - Democrats, Republicans and independents - in Washington endorse my re-election.
Washington State is a nationally recognized leader in elections. From our voter outreach programs and high voter participation rates, to improving voter registration with the ERIC program or providing accessible ballots and information for all voters, Washington State is an innovator.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your Secretary of State. To keep up with my campaign, sign up for our email updates, like our campaign page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. I hope you will help me continue serving as Secretary of State and I ask for your vote.
Secretary of State