Video Voters' Guide Offers One-Stop Shopping For Primary Ballot Candidate Statements

Jul 19, 2017

Ballots have been mailed out across the region for the Aug. 1 primary.

In Seattle, it’s a two-sided ballot that includes 21 candidates for mayor. And ahead of the election, two government TV channels have put together a video voters’ guide.

The video messages cover every race for Seattle and countywide offices. Candidates get two minutes to make a statement.

All the candidates are recorded in a studio in front of the same backdrop.

“Everybody’s in the same environment when they’re taping their statement whether they’re sitting on a massive campaign war chest, or just running a campaign on a shoestring,” said Wayne Barnett, chair of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.

The voters' guide is a project of the commission, Seattle Channel and King County TV.