Friends and Neighbors,

Making sure you caught this from my email newsletter last week: I released a short video detailing Washington State election integrity. We are considered the gold standard by many (and for good reason!)

With our safe and accessible election system we see an increased turnout which means more voices are being heard – more of our neighbors are represented. States that mail a ballot to every registered voter can see an increased voter turnout averaging 4 percent or more—that’s a potential of nearly 200,000 more Washingtonians!!! Specifically, 200,000 more people who have historically found it difficult to take part in elections; like veterans and military personnel, students and teachers, nurses and doctors, single parents, disabled people and others! In Washington, we even passed a law requiring the date of the election be printed on the ballot envelope—to make sure EVERYONE knows when their vote must be in the mail.

On top of that, we’ve passed legislation that makes it easier for college students to get registered and cast ballots, AND we allow young folks who will be old enough to vote in the general election to vote in the primary! (SB 6313/ HB 2558).

Click the link to watch my video and learn all about how Washington is considered by many to be the gold standard of secure mail-in elections! And please, like, comment, and share this video breakdown with your friends and family.

As always, I am honored to serve as your Senator.

-Lisa Wellman