Meet the director
Julie Wise was elected as the King County Elections Director in November 2015 and will serve during the 2016-2019 term. King County is the 13th largest county in the nation and has approximately 1.2 million registered voters.
Prior to her election in 2015, Wise served as the Deputy Director of Elections, managing all day to day operations of elections. Wise is a Washington State certified Election Administrator and is a nationally Certified Election Registration Administrator. She has served King County voters for more than 13 years as a champion of best practices in election administration within King County and throughout Washington State.
Throughout her time at King County, Wise has been a proponent of significant reforms that have made King County Elections a national and international model for voting by mail.
Driven by accuracy and transparency, Wise will focus her administration on innovative solutions to expedite vote tabulation, expand voter outreach and education, and increase voter access in Washington’s largest county.