With the 2020 General Election only days away, the Office of the Secretary of State is reminding voters that VoteWA.gov, the state’s voter registration and information portal, is the only official source to check the status of their ballots.
Over the past few days an unofficial website, votewashington.info, has been referred to on social media platforms as a source for voters to find information about whether their ballot has been rejected. The Office of the Secretary of State issued a statement on social media platforms Tuesday morning, noting the site was reported to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as misinformation, and that it was not a verifiable source of election information.
Officials with DHS were able to identify the site developers, and coordinated a virtual meeting between them and the Office of the Secretary of State Wednesday afternoon.
Wyman issued the following statement.
The Office of the Secretary of State is participating in #TrustedInfo2020, an information campaign spearheaded by the National Association of Secretaries of State to encourage voters to consume elections information from credible, reliable sources, like secretaries of state’s offices and other election officials.