The Primary Election Results Are Coming In

The results from the primary have begun to come in but several races are too close to call. Results will not be certified until August 15.Check local results here.

Be careful when checking results for races in Auburn and the 31st Legislative District. They are split between King and Pierce Counties. You'll need to check the Pierce County or Secretary of State's website to get the complete results.

Reject "Election Integrity" Commission's Voter Suppression Agenda!

The League of Women Voters urges everyone to raise their voice in opposition to the "Election Integrity" Commission, created to justify President Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 elections. Chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the commission has requested personal, confidential information about voters from all fifty states — threatening our privacy and our right to vote. Join the League and tell the Commission to #respectmyvote.

LWV Remains Neutral on King County's "Access for All" Initiative

The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County (LWVS-KC) Board has carefully considered King County Proposition 1, also known as the “Access for All” measure, and recognizing both good and bad aspects of this measure, has decided to remain neutral on the matter. If passed on August 1, the measure would increase the sales tax by .1% to fund arts, culture, and science programs throughout King County.

“While the League of Women Voters generally supports arts education and community involvement in cultural activities, it firmly opposes a regressive tax structure that unfairly impacts low- and middle-income families,” said Stephanie Cirkovich, LWVS-KC President. “Unfortunately, the League Board could not reach consensus on whether the benefits of ‘Access for All’ outweighed the harms of enacting yet another regressive tax in King County.”

The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages active and informed participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. While the League does not endorse candidates, it does offer guidance on King County ballot measures after conducting a thorough study of the ballot language, assessing an initiative’s pros and cons, and interviewing and/or requesting information from campaigns both for and against the measure. Based on the League’s public policy positions, it may support, oppose, or remain neutral (take no position) on a measure.

Time to use your Democracy Vouchers!

A new opportunity for Seattle residents this year are
Democracy Vouchers
which were sent to all registered voters in January. You can use the publicly-financed vouchers to contribute up to $100 in $25 increments to candidates for city council and city attorney. Candidates who are participating in this program agree to limit their campaign fundraising and spending and participate in at least three public forums.

Click here to see which candidates have qualified to accept donations in the form of Democracy Vouchers.

Can't find your vouchers? Please call (206) 727-8855 or e-mail democracyvoucher@seattle.gov to request replacement vouchers. You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, and mailing address.

Newly registered? You should be getting them soon - but you can contact the Seattle elections department to verify.

Legal permanent residents as well as registered voters are eligible to participate! Click here to check eligibility and apply.

They Represent You

They Represent You: Directory of Elected Officials
The 2017 edition of our "TRY" directory is so popular this year we had to print more! It contains contact information for local elected officials as well as the county council, school boards, Washington state officials, legislative committees, political parties and more!

View the TRY 2017 online; items highlighted in yellow are changes from the January print edition.

Free copies are available at the League office, at local libraries and many county and city offices. Help support this valuable community resource with tax-deductible donation to our Education Fund.

Email info@seattlelwv.org to request a copy. Please include your name, address and phone number. One or two directories may be mailed free of charge. For up to 150, the League requests postage reimbursement, or feel free to stop by our office to pick up your copies (click here for map and directions). Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

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