Who’s Knockin’ on Your Door? Not The County Auditors Office
The Secretary of the state is out with a warning about people who may knock on your door today. Officials with the Office of the Secretary of State say they've received multiple reports of people going door-to-door asking residents about voter information and other election-related questions. The warning is that the people are not "affiliated with and do not represent the Office of the Secretary of State, its Elections division, or any of Washington’s 39 county elections offices" including the Yakima County Auditors Office.
You don't even have to answer the door or any of the questions
“I want to assure Washington voters that you are under no obligation to answer any questions from, or disclose information to, an individual or organization you are not comfortable or familiar with,” says Secretary of State Steve Hobbs. “No one from the Office of the Secretary of State or any county elections office knows or will ever ask you how you voted; nor will they visit your home to verify information.”
Hobbs says voters can log in to VoteWA.gov to verify or update voter registration.
The state doesn't need people going door to door to update information
He says each county’s voter rolls are maintained by trained county elections professionals and rely on multiple government sources, such as the Departments of Health, Licensing, and Corrections, Social Security Administration, and U.S. Postal Service, to verify and keep voters’ information as up to date as possible. In other words they wouldn't send people door to door trying to get updated voter information.
"Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State oversees a number of areas within state government, including managing state elections, registering corporations and charities, and governing the use of the state flag and state seal. The office also manages the State Archives and the State Library, documents extraordinary stories in Washington’s history through Legacy Washington, oversees the Combined Fund Drive for charitable giving by state employees, and administers the state’s Address Confidentiality Program to help protect survivors of crime."