Opinion: I’m the Republican secretary of state in Washington — and I believe voting by mail works

Secretary of State Kim Wyman writes about Washington's experience with Voting By Mail and how it is proven to be an accessible and secure way to vote. More HERE.


KIM WYMAN RESPONDS TO PRIMARY ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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KIM WYMAN RESPONDS TO PRIMARY ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS

Kim Wyman released the following statement about tonight’s Primary Election Results showing her holding more than 50% of the vote in a four-candidate field.

“While there are still many ballots left to count, I am incredibly humbled by the support and response from voters tonight. With our state’s accessible and secure elections system, voters were able to safely cast their votes while on the verge of shattering our 2016 turnout in the process. Washington’s elections lead the rest of the country in accessibility and security and that is what I will be celebrating tonight.”

These results come after months of Secretary Wyman’s leadership in continuing Washington’s safe, secure, and accurate elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the assistance she has offered other states.

National media has recognized Secretary Wyman’s work. The LA Times noted recently that “Wyman, known nationally as an expert on mail voting, became a go-to resource for election officials scrambling to adapt.”

“As the pandemic rages on and some in her party attack mail voting, Wyman has become a vocal supporter of the system in interviews, opinion pieces and as co-chair of the circle of advisors for the National Vote at Home Institute.”

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To safeguard our elections, Democrats and Republicans must work together

Secretary of State Kim Wyman and U.S. Senator Chris Coons write about how Congress needs to fund states to allow them to safeguard their elections. More HERE.


KIM WYMAN ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN SLATE OF ENDORSEMENTS FROM WASHINGTON’S ELECTION OFFICIALS

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Contact: Jon Cantalini
jon@kimwyman.com

 

KIM WYMAN ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN SLATE OF ENDORSEMENTS FROM WASHINGTON’S ELECTION OFFICIALS

Today Secretary of State Kim Wyman released a bipartisan list of over 50 current and former election officials who are endorsing her for re-election.

“I am honored to have the broad support of Democratic, Republican, and independent election officials from across Washington,” said Wyman. “Earning the endorsement of the people who have conducted elections and know the office the best – secretaries of state, county auditors, and state election directors, is one of my proudest accomplishments.”

These endorsements include all three former Secretaries of State Sam Reed, Ralph Munro, and Bruce Chapman as well as former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling, Democrat. Together they have a combined 44 years of experience leading statewide election offices.

“Our state can be proud that Kim Wyman is the leading Secretary of State in the nation. Other states call her for help, advice and her unparalleled knowledge. I admire her focus on continually improving voters’ access to the elections system while also maintaining security, accuracy, transparency and accountability,” said former Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed (R).

"Kim Wyman has marshaled Washington State’s election community through incredible challenges and changes. As our Secretary of State, Kim delivers stability, decisive action, and results. Kim’s entire focus is on all voters. She’s dedicated her entire career to ensure maximum participation with the highest security. Kim’s committed to maintaining and continuously improving democratic structures that everyone can access, understand, and trust,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson (nonpartisan).

The full list of endorsements from current and former elections administrators is below:

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My state shows why voting by mail is secure and trustworthy

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Secretary of State Kim Wyman writes about our state's experience running mail-in elections in the hopes that it will help other states reassure those who question whether the process is safe. More HERE.


Our Democracy Depends on a Reliable Postal Service

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Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos write about the necessity of a reliable postal service for vote at home elections. More HERE.


We are Republicans and Democrats. Vote by mail is essential to protect voters - and democracy itself.

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Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, and Director and Co-founder at RepresentUs Joshua Silver write about the importance of voting at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. More HERE.


States need billions to ensure safe elections

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs write about how states will need the help of congress to ensure a safe election during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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All eligible Washington voters deserve voice in presidential primary

Secretary Wyman writes about how all eligible voters should be able to participate in the state's presidential primary, not just those who identify with one of the two major political parties.

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