Buying the Ballot Box

Elections, Money and the Media post-Citizens United

Thank you to everyone who attended!
It was a great event; good food, good wine and an entertaining post-election conversation with Alan Durning of Sightline and Dave Ross of KIRO Radio. If you missed it, you can watch Alan and Dave's portion of the program - online.

Thank you to Town Hall Seattle, Pirate TV Seattle, and Susan Magan Catering.

Ballot Summaries for November Election

To help better understand the measures on your ballot, here are links to plain language summaries, prepared by the Seattle-King County League and the LWV of Washington.

Statewide Measures

Seattle Measures

For the League's stance on the various measures click here.

October Forum: Selected Ballot Measures - now streaming on King County TV

Our October 2nd forum covered one of the statewide ballot measures, Initiative 1351 related to class size and school support staff, and the four Seattle measures on preschool funding, Metro bus funding and a new monorail proposal. Pro and Con speakers presented both sides of the issues and answered questions from the audience. If you missed it, check the King County TV schedule (cable channel 22 with live streaming) for broadcast times.

Additional candidate and ballot issue forums around the county are listed on our calendar. Check to see if there is one in your area! Do you know of one that's not listed? We will post info on public, nonpartisan forums. Submit details to

They Represent You

They Represent You: Directory of Elected Officials (TRY) contains contact information for elected officials in Washington state, legislative committees, political parties and more, and is updated each year. The new edition will be available online mid-January once the session begins and the print copies will be available late January.

View TRY 2014 online. Websites and email addresses are hyperlinked so you can click directly to the person you wish to contact.

Free copies are available at the League office, at local libraries and many county and city offices. Tax-deductible donations to our Education Fund are gladly accepted.

Email to request a copy, including your name, address and phone number. Three directories may be mailed free of charge. For up to 100, the League requests postage reimbursement, or feel free to stop by our office to pick up your copies (click here for map and directions) . Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

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