Thanks, King County, for filling an info gap
King County Elections will be filling an information gap left by the Secretary of State's decision against printing a Voter's Guide for the primary election Aug. 7.
The Secretary of State's Office says it will save $1 million by not putting the guide in ink and on paper. There is an online version, and the decision on whether to include state and federal races in their voter's guides is being left up to individual counties.
King County is among those that will be mailing a complete guide when the ballots go out on July 18. It's the right decision and fills a gap for those who do not have access to a computer.
A complete Voter's Guide has been a handy one-stop shopping guide for elections in the past, and the state office says it will publish one for the general election in November. This primary ballot is packed with important races and deserved the same full treatment.
Good for King County Elections in recognizing that getting information to voters is fundamental for democracy.
Achenblog by Joel Achenbach
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