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SEEC Code and Rules:

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) is an independent City Commission that administers and enforces the Ethics, Elections, Voters Pamphlet, Lobbying, and Whistleblower codes and rules.

Commission Established

SMC 3.07 (Municipal Code Online)

SMC 3.07 (PDF 12.10.2013)

Ethics Code
SMC 4.16.010 (PDF 06.16.1981)
Ethics Code Interpretive Rules:
Gifts (03.01.2006)

Elections Code
SMC 2.04 (PDF 01.17.2020)

Lobbying Regulations
SMC 2.06 (PDF 12.15.2020)
Lobbying Rules (09.17.2008)

Whistleblower Protection
SMC 4.20.800 (PDF 12.13.2010)

Last updated 02.03.2023

Ethics and Elections Commission

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 4010, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 684-8500
ethicsandelections@seattle.gov

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The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) helps foster public confidence in the integrity of Seattle City government by providing education, training, and enforcement of the City's Code of Ethics and Whistle blower Code.