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These records include the oaths of office of elected
officials filed with the Secretary of State from 1854-2009. Images of the documents for a
small number of oaths are available to view. This is an ongoing digitization project, and
images will be added as they are scanned.
Oaths of Office are those given by elected and appointed officials and filed with the Secretary of State’s office. The Oaths of Office in this collection contain information about the elected official’s name, date of oath, county where oath was taken, and filing date.
The Secretary of State’s office is constitutionally responsible to “Receive and file all the official bonds of officers required to be filed with the secretary of state” (RCW 43.07.030)
There are 26,751 records in this collection.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Data entered by Pat Hopkins, Roger Easton, and Valerie Wernet; proofed by Terence S. Badger and Roger Easton; digitization by Andrea Williams and Valerie Wernet.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of Item], Oaths of Office, 1854-2009, Office of
the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date
Source: Office of the Secretary of State, General Filings, Oaths of Office, 1854-2009, Washington State Archives.
Original records held at Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.
For copies of the documents, or to learn about these records or related records, contact the Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492 or email email@example.com.