Make your voice matter in Seattle's elections

The Democracy Voucher Program empowers Seattle residents to participate in local elections and reduces barriers to running for office by providing a funding source.

What is a Democracy Voucher?
The City of Seattle provides Democracy Vouchers to residents. Democracy Vouchers are certificates valued at $25 each that Seattle residents use to donate to local campaigns.

Which candidates can receive Democracy Vouchers?
This program is optional for candidates. Candidates who participate in the program can accept your vouchers. Democracy Vouchers can be donated to participating candidates running for City Council, City Attorney, or Mayor in Seattle.

When is the next City of Seattle election?
The next City of Seattle election is in 2023. Democracy Vouchers can be used from February 21, 2023 through November 30, 2023.

You can get Democracy Vouchers if you are:

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

If you are a registered voter, you will automatically receive your Democracy Vouchers.

How do I learn about the candidates?
Visit the Candidate Introductions page to learn about the candidates running for office.  

Find a participating candidate on the participating candidates' page.  

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

Candidate Brochure

Resident Brochure