Voter Turnout Crisis in King County

In the August 2015 Primary, King County recorded a new low for turnout at just 22% of all registered voters. With the exception of the 2012 General Election, which featured the Presidential tickets, turnout in King County has been on a steady slide since moving to an all vote by mail system. 

When 78% of voters decide to sit out of our democratic process, we need to find ways to re-engage the electorate.

Linked below is some of the media coverage of the historically low turnout in this August's Primary.

King 5 News: Will Seattle's district elections boost voter turnout?

The Seattle Times: Pathetic voter turnout for the Aug. 4 primary

The Stranger: Primary Turnout Wouldn't Be So Low if You'd Get Your Ballot In. Oh Look, You Still Can!

Horses Ass: Turnout, Turnout, Turnout!