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Looking for historic Voters’ Pamphlets? State Library has ‘em

by Brian Zylstra | October 21st, 2013

fallingforstatelibraryJust as turkey and football are Thanksgiving staples, the Voters’ Pamphlet is a regular feature during each fall’s General Election in Washington. In fact, you should have received the Voters’ Pamphlet in the mail for this year’s election.

Did you know that the Office of Secretary of State is required by the Washington Constitution to send the Voters’ Pamphlet to every residence in the state? We’ve been doing just that since the state’s very first Voters’ Pamphlet, in 1914. Below is the front cover of that historic document.

If you want to see the state General Election Voters’ Pamphlet from previous years, just check out this collection available courtesy of the State Library.

This is the latest in a series of blog posts, called “Falling for the State Library,” on your Washington State Library’s many online services and features. The Library is a proud division of the Office of Secretary of State.
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