Democracy Voucher Info

What are Democracy Vouchers?

Glad you asked! Eligible Seattle residents can get $100 in Democracy Vouchers to support candidate(s) in the 2017 City of Seattle elections. The Democracy Voucher Program aims to encourage more Seattle residents to donate to campaigns and/or run for elected positions themselves.

How do I get my democracy vouchers?

If you are a registered voter in Seattle, you’ve already gotten your Democracy Vouchers by mail. You may not receive Democracy Vouchers if you are registered to vote in another county.

If you are a registered voter in Seattle and have not received your Democracy Vouchers, or you need them replaced, please e-mail democracyvoucher@seattle.gov or call 206-727-8855 (language assistance available). You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, and mailing address.

If you are not a registered voter in Seattle, you can still apply for Democracy Vouchers! You can find the application online at http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher. In order to apply, you must be a Seattle resident, at least 18 years of age, and a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident ("green card holder").

How do I send in my democracy vouchers to support Ty Pethe for Seattle City Council Position # 9?

Fill out the back of the vouchers with all the information required: your name, voting residence address, and the name of the candidate you want to send your democracy vouchers to - Ty Pethe for Seattle City Council Position 9! Then send them right away - it takes the City some time to verify all your information and get your donation to the campaign.

You can send them in by:

  • Giving them to Ty the next time you see him. Seriously, you can do that.
  • Mail to Seattle Ethics and Elections Office: Use the pre-paid envelope included with your Democracy Vouchers or use your own stamped envelope to send the vouchers to:
    Democracy Voucher Program
    P.O. Box 35196
    Seattle, WA 98124-5196
  • E-mail: Send a scanned PDF or legible photo of the front and back of your Democracy Vouchers to: democracyvoucher@seattle.gov
  • Drop them off in person: You can find the full list of drop-off locations on http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher.

Help us get Democracy Vouchers!

We need your help qualifying so we can cash in those democracy vouchers! If you'd like to help us get signatures and qualifying donations from Seattle voters, please contact volunteer@typethe.com. We'd love to have your help gathering signatures at events or at democracy voucher parties!