The Stranger endorses King County Charter Amendment 1

Another day, another editorial for KCCA1!

We’re very pleased to have the support of The Stranger for this worthy election reform.

Here’s an excerpt from their endorsement:

Elections officials do so much to increase turnout by a bit here and bit more there, but, as it turns out, simply holding elections on years when everyone’s talking about elections can expand the electorate by a ton, amplifying the voices of young people, people of color, people with low incomes, and other “low-propensity” voters. 

Expanding the electorate is good because it will encourage elected officials to listen to people they usually don’t need to listen to in order to win under the current rules. 

You can read the full editorial here.

Vote Yes on King County Charter Amendment 1 by November 8th.