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King County Elections earns national achievement awards for improving voter access through innovative strategies

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King County Elections is honored by multiple national organizations for improving voter access.

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King County Elections (KCE) has been recognized with several awards from multiple national organizations, including the National Association of Counties (NACo), the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) and online magazine Campaign and Elections.

"I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished in removing barriers and increasing access for the voters of King County. It is nice to be acknowledged nationally as we continue to be a leader in inclusive elections,"said King County Director of Elections Julie Wise. "We have more work to do to get all engaged and voting."

Receiving three 2018 Achievement Awards from NACo in two different categories, King County Elections is honored for providing effective government programs that strengthen services for residents. These awards are also designed to recognize county government innovations.

Additionally, through a collaborative partnership with Mammoth, a local marketing agency, KCE developed two videos for the 2017 "Why Vote" campaign. These videos and the overall campaign were created to inspire registered voters in King County to vote. They were honored for being outstanding within the field of political and public affairs by the AAPC and awarded three 2018 Pollie Awards honors, receiving gold, silver and bronze.

  • The overall 2017 "Why Vote" campaign won the Gold Pollie Award in the category for Best Digital or Internet Campaign.
  • The video Your vote is your voice, also called "The Struggle" won the Silver Pollie Award in the category for Best Statewide/Local Public Affairs/Issue Advocacy Television Spot.
  • The video What would happen if everyone voted?, also called the "Multiplier Effect" won Bronze in the category for Best Statewide Public Affairs/Issue Advocacy Web Video.

These videos also won two Reed Awards from Campaign and Elections, an online magazine which recognizes the best campaigns of the political industry. These awards were won in the categories for Best Use of Digital Advertising for the overall King County Elections campaign, and the Best Use of Voice-Over Talent in a TV Ad for the video What would happen if everyone voted?

Quotes

I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished in removing barriers and increasing access for the voters of King County. It is nice to be acknowledged nationally as we continue to be a leader in inclusive elections. We have more work to do to get all engaged and voting.

Julie Wise, Director of King County Elections

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Lilia Cabello Drain
206-477-4111
lilia.cabellodrain@kingcounty.gov

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