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King County Executive
Dow Constantine

Joint statement on King County's exclusion from statewide prepaid ballots


King County Executive Dow Constantine, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and King County Elections Director Julie Wise released the following statement on Gov. Inslee's statewide prepaid ballot announcement


"We are proud that our leadership spurred statewide action to increase voting access across Washington. However, the decision to exclude King County - and only King County - from the state reimbursement plan for prepaid ballot postage is grossly unfair. We urge state leaders to reconsider. If the state cannot afford to fully reimburse all counties for ballot postage, it should provide the same partial, per voter subsidy statewide. Our 2.2 million residents already fund a disproportionate share of the state’s budget. King County will continue to make voting easier and more accessible, and if needed we will go to the Legislature next year to again seek fair treatment for our residents.”

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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