The Urbanist endorses King County Charter Amendment 1

The campaign for King County Charter Amendment 1 is pleased to have received the support of The Urbanist, a Seattle-based nonprofit providing daily news coverage and opinion in the advocacy journalism tradition along with social and educational events:

Moving local elections to even years would have a huge impact on voter turnout, roughly doubling the electorate based on recent voting patterns. Because our federal officials are elected in even years, turnout is much higher in those years, especially in presidential years. This difference would be particularly pronounced among young people, and Black, Indigenous, and communities of color, which are groups that have very low turnout in odd years. In effect, this is a way to have the most representative democracy possible.

— Excerpt from the recommendation

Read the full endorsement here.