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.
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 1139||Harassment of Election Officials||Supports||x
|HB 1158||Abolish Advisory Votes||Supports||x
|HB 1174||Access for Jail-based voting||Supports||x
|HB 1229||Update Automatic Voter Registration||Supports||x
|HB 1443||Online Voter Registration Upgrade||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 5208 Updating online voter registration to allow authentication with the last four digits of Social Security number, sponsored by Sen. Trudeau, this bill has support of LWV WA.
HB 1139 Addressing Harassment of Election Officials, sponsored by Sen. Leavitt, and has support of LWV WA.
HB 1174 Improving Jail-based Voting Access, sponsored by Rep. Simmons, and has support of LWV WA.
Bills we are watching:
HB 1475 Allowing online ballot submission by certain populations, Sponsored by Rep. Farivar.
SB 5182 Concerning procedures and deadlines for candidate filing, sponsored by Sen. Nguyen.
SB 5153 Concerning records of future voters, sponsored by Sen. Valdez.