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A new way to fund Seattle campaigns!


What is a Democracy Voucher?
Democracy Vouchers are certificates valued at $25 each that Seattle residents can contribute to the campaigns of participating candidates running for Seattle City Council, City Attorney, or Mayor.

When is the next City of Seattle election?
The next City of Seattle election is in 2019 and the seven city council district races are eligible for campaign funding through the Democracy Voucher Program.

Democracy Vouchers give Seattle residents the opportunity to support local campaigns and become more involved in their government. In addition, the Democracy Voucher Program makes it easier for candidates to fund their own campaigns.


To receive vouchers, you must be:

  • A Seattle resident,
  • At least 18 years of age, and
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident.

Find a participating candidate on the participating candidates' page. 

If you have any questions, please call (206) 727-8855 (language assistance is available).


You may download or print these materials to use in your community. 

Democracy Voucher Application

Resident FAQs

Candidate FAQs

Guide: How to Qualify as a Candidate

Informational Mailer

Democracy Voucher Replacement Guide