Apply for Democracy Vouchers

If you are not a registered voter in Seattle, you may be eligible for Democracy Vouchers if you are:

  • A Seattle resident,
  • At least 18 years of age, and
  • Either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident ("green card holder")

You will receive your Democracy Vouchers in 2021.

What if I am registered to vote in another County?

If you are registered to vote in another County, the easiest way to receive Democracy Vouchers is to update your residential address with King County Elections. You may not receive for Democracy Vouchers if you are registered in another County.

I am not sure if I am a registered voter. How do I check my voter registration?

Visit the King County Elections' website to check if you are a registered voter in Seattle and/or update your address.

If I do not have a permanent address, can I still participate?

Yes. You may register at an address where you spend a substantial part of your time or have some connection. This could be a previously permanent address, shelter, or similar place.

If you have additional questions about your unique situation, please contact the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission by calling (206) 727-8855 or e-mailing

Can I request an application by mail? 

Please contact us by calling (206) 727-8855 or e-mailing to request an application. 

The application is available in these languages:

English - Democracy Voucher Application

Amharic / አማርኛ - የዳሞክራሲ ኩፖን ፕሮግራም ማመሌከቻ ቅጽ

Cambodian / Khmer - ពាក្យសុំកម្មវិធីប័ណ្ណទឹកប្រាក់ប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ

Chinese (Traditional)/ 繁體中文 - 「民主代金券計劃」申請

Chinese (Simplified)/ 简体中文 - "民主代金券计划"申请

Filipino / Tagalog - Aplikasyon sa Programang Democracy Voucher

Korean / 한국어 - 민주주의 바우처 프로그램 신청서

Lao / ພາສາລາວ - ໃບ​ສະ​ໝັກ​ຂໍ​ໂຄງ​ການ​ໃບ​ເງິນ​ບໍ​ລິ​ຈາກ​ສົ່ງ​ເສີມ​ປະ​ຊາ​ທິ​ປະ​ໄຕ

Oromo / Oromiffa - Uunka Sagantaa Filannoo Dimookiraasii

Russian / русский язык - Заявление на участие в программе Демократического ваучера

Somali / af Soomaali - Barnaamijka Codsiga Foojarada Dimuqraadiyada

Spanish / Español - Solicitud para el Programa de vales democráticos

Thai / ภาษาไทย - ใบสมคั รเขา้ ร่วมโครงการบตั รกานลั เพอื่ สนบั สนุนระบอบประชาธปิ ไตย

Tigrigna / ትግርኛ - ናይ ዲሞክራሲ ቮውቸር ፕሮግራም መመልከቲ

Ukrainian / Українська - Заява на отримання Демократичного ваучера

Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt - Đơn đăng ký Chương trình Voucher Dân chủ