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2021 City of Seattle Elections

When are Democracy Vouchers mailed to Seattle residents?
Democracy Vouchers will be mailed to Seattle residents beginning February 9, 2021. On a monthly basis, newly registered voters in Seattle will be mailed their vouchers.

Who will receive Democracy Vouchers?
Registered voters in Seattle and those who applied for the program will receive Democracy Vouchers.

How can I submit my Democracy Vouchers?
You can submit your Democracy Vouchers using the Online Portal or use the pre-paid envelope to return the vouchers directly to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission for processing. 

Which elected positions are eligible for Democracy Voucher funding? 
The mayor, two city council (citywide) positions, and the city attorney's race will be eligible for funding.

How much Democracy Voucher funding will be available to campaigns?
$6.8 million will be available for candidates to fund their campaigns. 

How much can I donate to City of Seattle candidates?

1. How much can I donate to a Democracy Voucher Program candidate for City Council or City Attorney?

You can donate up to $300 of your own money to a participating candidate running for city attorney or city council. In addition, you may also donate up to $100 of your Democracy Vouchers to that same candidate. 

2. How much can I donate to a Democracy Voucher Program candidate for City Council or City Attorney?

You can donate up to $300 of your own money to a participating candidate running for city attorney or city council. In addition, you may also donate up to $100 of your Democracy Vouchers to that same candidate. 

3. How much can I donate to a Democracy Voucher Program mayoral candidate?

You can donate a total of $550 to a participating mayoral candidate. This limit includes any donations from your own money and up to $100 of your Democracy Vouchers.  

For example, if you give a participating mayoral candidate all $100 of your vouchers, you can still give them another $450 of your own money.