An Oakland ballot measure creating a public campaign financing option and strengthening transparency in election spending passed with strong support.
Democracy Voucher Program
Last year's elections saw gains in use of the public campaign financing system among people of color, younger, and lower-income Seattleites, according to a new report.
In the primary election for the open mayor's seat, all of the leading Seattle candidates have opted in to raise public campaign funding from a wide range of city residents.
Democracy vouchers are increasing small-donor participation in local elections and diversifying the donor pool.