Video Voters’ Guide for general election now available

The Video Voters’ Guide, which provides voters information on the candidates and issues on the 2015 General Election ballot, is now available through your TV and computer, tablet or cell phone.

The non-partisan video guide offers candidates on the ballot up to two minutes to issue a prepared statement that outlines the key planks of their platform. The candidates and issues appear onscreen in the same order as they do on the ballot.

The 2015 Video Voters’ Guide will include statements for both countywide ballot issues as well as statements from candidates in the city of Seattle.

The King County portion will include candidates on the ballot for Metropolitan King County Council, King County Assessor, and Elections Director as well as candidates for Port of Seattle Commissioner. There will also be statements from representatives on two measures on the county ballot: King County Charter Amendment 1, which establishes a charter-based civilian office of law enforcement oversight, and King County Proposition 1, the proposed “Best Starts for Kids” tax levy.

In 2015, all nine seats on the Seattle City Council are up for election. The Seattle edition of the Video Voters’ Guide features candidates who will appear on the ballot for the City Council and Seattle School Board along with statements on I-122, Seattle’s proposed public financing of elections, and Proposition 1, the proposed “Seattle Move” transportation levy.

King County TV will carry the Video Voters’ Guide at various times on Comcast Cable (Channel 22 and HD channel 322) and Wave Cable (Channel 22 and HD Channel 722). You can find specific viewing times at online. The programs are also carried on the Seattle Channel and many local government access channels on Cable 21.

The Video Voters is a collaboration of King County TV, the Seattle Channel, King County Elections, and the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.

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