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A new way to fund Seattle campaigns!

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.

Beginning in January 2017, eligible Seattle residents will be given four vouchers, each valued at $25. Democracy Vouchers can be given to eligible candidates running for City Council or City Attorney in the 2017 Seattle election. The program will expand to include the Mayor's race in 2021.

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.

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

Democracy Voucher Application

FAQs - What is a Democracy Voucher?

Guide: How to Qualify as a Candidate

Informational Mailer

Democracy Voucher Replacement Guide