Making Democracy Work®
Improve access to the ballot, modernize election methods for better representation, more flexibility, with reliable election security, and provide clear, transparent ballot information for voters.
Issue Team Chair: Carol Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 2022 Legislative session, four Election bills were delivered to Gov. Inslee.
In the 2023 session, we hope to see these bills delivered to Gov. Inslee for signing into law:
League priority bills are in bold below.
|House Bills||House||Senate||After Passage|
|Bill #||Bill Name (Brief Title)||League Position||Take Action||In Committee||On Floor Calendar||Passed||In Committee||On Floor Calendar||Passed||Passed Legislature||On Governor's Desk||Signed|
|HB 1048||Enhancing WA Voting Rights Act||Supports||x
|HB 1541||Lived Experience Act||Supports||||x
These weekly updates will provide you with a "deep dive" into the progress of each bill, along with more analysis of the potential impact of the bill if it should pass.
SB 5047/HB 1048 Enhancing WA Voting Rights Act, Sen. Saldana and new Rep. Mena as sponsors of these companion bills, which have support of LWVWA.
SB 5082/HB 1158 Abolishing Advisory Votes, Sen. Kuderer and Rep. Walen as sponsors of these companion bills, which are supported by LWVWA.
SB 5112/HB 1229 Updating Automatic Voter Registration, with Sen. Hunt and Rep. Simmons as sponsors, the companion bills have the support of LWVWA.
SB 5208/HB 1443 Updating online voter registration to allow authentication with the last four digits of Social Security number, sponsored by Sen. Trudeau, and Rep. Low, this bill has the support of LWVWA.
SB 5616/HB 1541 Establishing the nothing about us without us act, sponsored by Rep. Farivar, and has support of LWVWA.
HB 1241 Addressing Harassment, sponsored by Sen. Leavitt, and has support of LWVWA.
Bills We Are Watching:
SB 5182 Concerning procedures and deadlines for candidate filing, sponsored by Sen. Nguyen.
SB 5153 Concerning records of future voters, sponsored by Sen. Valdez.
Bills No Longer Seeing Action This Session:
HB 1174 Improving Jail-based Voting Access, sponsored by Rep. Simmons, and has support of LWVWA.
HB 1475 Allowing online ballot submission by certain populations, sponsored by Rep. Farivar.
SB 5209/HB 1220 Concerning establishment of universal civic voting, sponsored by Sen. Hunt, Rep. Mena.