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Z-118 1.6.2025 Small Town Papers, Inc 927 W Railroad Ave. Shelton WA 98584-2263 Ol .0011 JARYD CLINE AT THE TOP: The Goldendale girls cross country team stands at the podium after being crowned the South Central Athletic Con- ference District Champions after winning Thursday's meet at the Apple Ridge Course in Cowiche. From left to right: Savannah Ross, Jade Smith, Elite Rising, Kimberly Chestnut, and Abby Hedges; all finished in the top 20 of the 51-person girls race to claim the distdat title. The girls will make their second straight trip to state as a team and will run at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco Saturday at 10:30 a.m. .ent ck under way Secretary of State Kim Wy- man announced last week that the annual Student Mock Elec- tion is open from now until Nov. 6, '. The Mock Election is a non-partisan educational event that teaches children and teen- agers how to become informed voters. Students vote on real ballot measures and real can- didates, In a new feature this year, students will vote on pa- per ballots just like adult voters throughout Washington. Ballots are available for download and printing at Election. Other free resources available online include "I Voted" stick- ers to be ordered by Oct. 30, a printtfriendly Voter's Pamphlet and the curriculum book Teach- trig'Elections in Washington State. The lessons in the book are for grades K-12, meet state and common core standards, and satisfy the civics course- work required for graduation. Classroom Based Assessments are included with each lesson. "Introducing students to the value of civic participation at a young age is a critical step to helping grow the next genera- tion of informed and involved citizens," Wyman said. "Re- search tells us that people who pickup the habit of voting ear- ly in life ,become lifelong voters. The Mock Election is a perfect way to start." To learn more and download participation materials, visit the 2018 Mock Election resourc- es page at the Office of the Sec- retary of State website. Washington's Office of Secre- tary of State oversees a number of areas within state govern- ment, including managing state elections, registering corpora- tions and charities, and govern- ing the use of the state flag and state seal. The office also man- ages the State Archives and the State Library, documents ex- traordinary stories in Washing ton's history through Legacy Washington, oversees the Com- bined Fund Drive for charitable giving by state employees, and administers the state's Address Confidentiality Program to help protect survivors of crime. ff y0u t~vet~'t r~.~ceived yolJr b~ltot at Vote,s' Pampl~lef. connect your county eleclton~ offK:e to~ c~ tepioceme~L Be ~'1 ir~forri;ed vo~r. Visff vote,wa,go~' fO~ Vc4els' F l~f~s afld irllo[f~31iafl aL!ou~ fedeic~L legislative, arid ju~:.l[Clal ~.::<3!ldkJOle~, " If yOU ~Vld til,~ help to vote VOU can lequesl a~sitfc~nce from yo~Jr Cou~lty eiectiat~s office, Ewry C, OtJtlty m~J$~ have of le*,ast or1@ Acce~Ible Voting Unit (AVU) ~t each voting center. Be su.~p claus of calls claimir~g to heip you fLI out v',i~r bailot olqd or~l~ Iet people t,~at you trust deliver your completed bollol for "yau, ~emember to sign ~:lnd dote your ballot return envelope. ~lectlof~ The L~ollo~ return erl~ek~De has free poskZ)c~ b~,;~ i~ !a~e posh'rrurk ~:OLIk:t disqualify your bal~ot. It IS ~ecommended to mall ~!y' file l:riday betclre Eleclior~ [)<'~y. Use online tools like MyVoh' ',', to find the nec'~res~ drop box lacafion fo your cullent ioc~.ltion. On Election Day, use a dTop box el lake ,~our b~][Iol it! ils erlvelepe into a post office and hc~ve fi~em do~e ~he (Fwelope in [r(~n~ of you. t Already sent your ballot? Check its status on MyVote,wo,gov Questions? Contact your county elections office. ('r.~,~h~ by w~ gton ot~ce e ~,~ se .eta.~ ol sta~e ,Secretary of State ~ -.