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Could a hacker alter your voter registration to disrupt an election? According to a study by Harvard researchers out Wednesday, the answer is yes.

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Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman Friday introduced a proposal that would allow election officials to verify the citizenship of voters in the state. It comes in response to questions about whether the suspect in a recent shooting near Seattle voted legally.

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Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman debated her challenger at Spokane Falls Community College Wednesday afternoon. The first-term Republican faces Democrat and former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski.

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Washington’s fall voters’ guide may be 20 pages longer and cost nearly $250,000 more to publish. That’s because of a voter-approved requirement that all tax hikes appear on the ballot for an advisory vote. This year there will be five of these non-binding ballot measures.

Katie Blinn is with Washington’s Secretary of State. She says each advisory vote requires four pages in the voters’ pamphlet. “Certainly while providing more information to the public is good and a benefit to the public, there is a cost to that because additional pages have additional printing costs.”

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington’s new Secretary of State Kim Wyman wants printed voters’ pamphlets in statewide and legislative primary elections. She’s asking state lawmakers to pay the $1 million cost. Currently it’s up to county auditors to decide whether to print voters’ pamphlets for those primaries and some choose not to.

Wyman says the handy guides are especially important in low-profile races.