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Office of the Secretary of State

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The Office of the Secretary of State is the chief election officer of the state and administers elections and voter registration in partnership with county auditors and election offices through the elections division; registers domestic partnerships, charities, nonprofits, and business entities, such as corporations, through the Corporations Division; preserves, manages, and provides access to the historical and legal records of state and local governments through the State Archives; provides access to Washington history, culture and government through the State Library, which also provides resources, leadership and coordination to community libraries throughout the state; provides accessible materials to the sight impaired through the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library; provides a confidential address for victims of domestic violence and stalking through the Address Confidentiality Program; encourages and facilitates charitable giving by state employees and retirees through payroll deductions through the Combined Fund Drive; and creates exhibits and publications of our state’s history, including oral histories, through Legacy Washington; and maintains the State Seal for use on official state documents and regulates its use. RCW: 18.100, 18.190, 19.02, 19.09, 19.34, 19.77, 23B, 24, 25, 26.60, 27.04, 29A, 36.22.170; 36.22.175, 40.06, 40.14, 40.24, 41.04, 42.56, 43.04, 43.07, and 65.24. State Constitution Article II, Sec. 1; Article III, Sec. 1,

Agency Mission

Provide the public with relevant information about, and access to, Washington State’s history, businesses, and elections. The office promotes public trust by: safeguarding vital government records, documents, and processes; preserving the integrity of elections in Washington State; providing the business community and public with easy access to information about corporations and charities; and leveraging technology to improve efficiency and customer services.
Request 118,671,000
Net change from current biennium 26,801,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 29.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
7,793,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 7,171,020 7,793,000 8,100,000
6,588,497 2,201,497 Election Account - Federal 508,316 4,387,000 4,887,000
General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 19,769
29,948,000 600,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 35,672,295 29,348,000 52,300,000
9,219,000 Public Records Efficiency, Preserva - State 8,411,718 9,219,000 9,357,000
673,000 Charitable Organization Education - State 606,559 673,000 900,000
10,626,000 Washington State Heritage Center - State 8,482,814 10,626,000 11,507,000
10,942,000 Local Government Archives Account - State 7,614,473 10,942,000 9,931,000
959,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 959,000 960,000
76,748,497 2,801,497 Total Appropriated Funds 68,486,963 73,947,000 97,942,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(213,000) Wash State Legacy Proj, State Lib - Nonappropriated 300,183 213,000 83,000
Washington State Heritage Center - Nonappropriated 612,000
(2,000) Washington State Flag Account - Nonappropriated 2,000 2,000
(15,997,000) Secretary of State's Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 15,196,186 15,997,000 19,074,000
3,398,219 3,398,219 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
(1,711,000) Imaging Account - Nonappropriated 818,716 1,711,000 958,000
3,398,219 (14,524,781) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 16,315,086 17,923,000 20,729,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
5,100,000 State Building Construction Account - State 1,282,389 5,100,000 5,573,000
5,100,000 Total Appropriated Funds 1,282,389 5,100,000 5,573,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 37,691,730 44,629,564 21,033,395 69,011,000 49,660,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
16,090,634 23.4% (19,139,090) (22.6%) 53,008,041 80.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 253.6 262.8 274.6 291.7 294.7