Washington voters will soon receive their ballots for the August 7 primary election. Thanks to funding secured by Governor Jay Inslee, Secretary of State Kim Wyman, and other officials back in May, voters in each of the state’s 39 counties will be able to return their ballots without paying for postage.
“Statewide voter participation is a huge priority,” Wyman said in a statement. “All Washingtonians deserve the best possible opportunity for their voices to be heard. By extending the convenience of postage-free ballot return envelopes to every voter in the state, we are leading the nation in providing access to democracy.”
Funding for the pre-paid postage came from $1.2 million in grants. The ballots will be available to voters for this year’s primary and general election.
Drop primary election ballots in the mail by August 7.