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Why did you decide to run for this position? My knowledge, experience, and education make me the most qualified candidate for this office. I earned a Bachelor’s in Human Services, Master’s in Adult Education, and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University Law School. I...
Yakima Herald July 25, 2019 Cindy at work in Yakima County Elections Office observing their Primary Logic and Accuracy Test of voting equipment.
**UPDATED** The printed newsletter incorrectly omitted Cindy Gobel’s candidate information. The online article has been corrected.
In the News: Cindy Gobel part of the 2019 Election coverage from Lynnwood Times. Link to article.
In the News! Recent coverage on the Snohomish County Auditor seat opening up this election season.
About Cindy’s Job
Washington State's Auditor, Kim Wyman, shared an update to the Seattle Times regarding progress to Washington's election system. You can read the full article below:
Secretary of State Kim Wyman was interviewed by hosts of the Sanity podcast, a program designed to help people stay positive in sometimes divisive political climates. She talked about partisanship, election security, mail-in and paper ballots and confidence in the...
April is officially Records and Information Management Month! To read the full article click here.
Here is a link to the October Edition of, Secretary of State, Kim Wyman's Newsletter:
More information about the history of R88
Local technology company, Amazon.com, and its role in election security: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-elections-amazon-com-insight/how-amazon-com-moved-into-the-business-of-u-s-elections-idUSKBN1WU173
NCSAM is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals committed to this year’s NCSAM theme of ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’ which encourages everyone to #BeCyberSmart...
As Snohomish County experiences another low Primary turnout, it's important to learn what community agencies can do to help increase voter participation. Here is a recent article on increasing voter participation: https://www.nonprofitvote.org/engaging_new_voters-2/
New voting system holds up on election night Cindy's Thoughts: I disagree with this as I think there are more options not being used that would help increase voting in the primary....
From Tri-City Herald an editorial on the new Statewide voting changes:
An informative article from The Secretary of State about Washington State’s 2019 Primary
An informative article by The Seattle Times about Washington’s new same-day voter registration:
Read from Kim Wyam's Monthly Newsletter: VoteWA is ready to handle August Primary, November General Election
Congratulations to the City of Edmonds and Arlington Public Schools for receiving Grant funding from local records grant program!You can read about the funding received and where it's going here:
As officials express fears over the new system, state’s chief elections officer points to the critical need
Read Kim Wyman’s viewpoint of the transition to the new VoteWA system
Senate State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee Review of new statewide voter registration system known as VoteWA
Resources & Articles
America Goes to the Polls 2018 Report by Nonprofit Vote
Vote at Home (VAH) was featured in a comprehensive NonprofitVOTE.org “America Goes to the Polls 2018” report as one of the top three election reforms positively impacting the recent 2018 midterms, alongside same-day registration (SDR) and automatic voter registration (AVR). Download the report here.
See video at 31:00 for a description of Cindy’s current job in Certification and Training as described by WA State Director of Elections, Lori Augino.