New Report: WA Ranks Highly in Voter Access

The accessibility of Washington’s elections has soared under Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s leadership, according to a new report from Ballotpedia. Between 2014 to 2016, Washington increased its ranking by nineteen places, moving from 22nd to 3rd in the nation for voting accessibility.

Ballotpedia is a non-partisan and professionally authored source for elections information. Their report finds that “Washington's score improved from our last report more than that of any other state” - an increase of 24 points out of the 50 their ranking system awards. Ballotpedia found that Washington’s ease of access, quality of information, and response speed all ranked highly.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman thanked local election officials and advocates for their hard work to ensure that Washington’s elections lead the nation. “Washington’s elections have repeatedly been recognized for our cutting-edge technology, strong election security, and wide ballot accessibility. While other states have struggled, Washington has continued its long history of leading the nation in elections innovation.”

  • Andrew Bell
    published this page in News 2016-09-22 23:45:50 -0700