Washington: Campaign Finance Reform

Campaign Status: Active

The Policy

Statewide Campaign Finance Reform, possibly including a Democracy Voucher program


In 2015, Seattle voters passed the “Honest Elections Seattle” initiative and adopted Democracy Vouchers as part of that package. The program gave every eligible voter four $25 vouchers that they could donate to participating candidates of their choice. The program was a huge success – it increased voter participation, donor participation, and diversity of candidates in local elections.

Because of Seattle’s success, there was movement in the state to adopt a Campaign Finance Reform package statewide in 2023, but those efforts stalled. However, there is now renewed momentum to pass something in 2024.

Who’s Involved?

RepresentUs is working to support local leaders on the ground, including People Powered Elections Washington, the League of Women Voters, and Washington for Equitable Representation.


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