Candidate Forums and other Voter Information

Large numbers of candidates for a large number of races means the August 2nd primary will be a critical election this year.

The League will be sponsoring a number of forums and will share information about others to give voters as many opportunities to see, hear, and evaluate the candidates for office as we can. Already, the LWV of Washington hosted a forum for the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction - you can watch it online or attend one of the upcoming ones listed on our calendar.

Please be sure to let us know about upcoming candidate forums/debates so we may include them on our list.

Also, our voter information website,, will have detailed information about the candidates and measures on the ballot. Information for the August primary will be posted in early July.

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 in January.

View the TRY 2016 online.

Free copies are available at the League office, at local libraries and many county and city offices. Help support this valuable community resource with tax-deductible donation to our Education Fund.

Email to request a copy, including your name, address and phone number. One or two directories may be mailed free of charge. For up to 150, 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.

Support Informed Voting in King County

2016 has arrived and League needs your support to expand our valuable voter education activities. Presidential election years mean an additional primary election as well as numerous judicial, legislative, congressional and ballot measure campaigns. Work on the following is already underway:

  • Updates to TRY, our annual directory of elected officials.
  • Voter registration drives in January, April and all summer long.
  • Judicial and Congressional candidates debates.
  • Forums about citizen activism, the death penalty and the gender pay gap.
  • Research on the 6 known ballot measures that will or likely will be on the ballot in 2016.

Please help us continue our tradition of providing trusted nonpartisan voter information with your tax deductible donation today.

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