SPOKANE, Wash. — As we approach the mid-term elections, we’re doing all we can to get you the information you need to make informed decisions. Election security has been a source of contention in recent years, and now we’re hearing from candidates on their efforts to secure your ballot.

For the first time in 60 years, a Republican won’t take the seat of Washington’s Secretary of State. Democrat Steve Hobbs was appointed to fill a vacancy last year and hasn’t been elected to the seat. His opponent Julie Anderson, the Pierce County Auditor, is running as a non-partisan candidate.