Public hearing set for Thursday on Mosbrucker bill to ensure voters’ pamphlets for overseas and military voters

A public hearing will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, in a House committee on a bill that would require the Secretary of State’s office to distribute a voters’ pamphlet, along with ballots, to each registered Washington voter overseas.

House Bill 1357 is sponsored by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale.

“Washington residents who live and work overseas, including those in the military, have been getting their election ballots, but in many cases, never receive their voters’ pamphlets. The information in the voters’ pamphlet is important to help voters understand the positions and backgrounds of the candidates. If you’re living overseas, you may not have this information readily available to make an informed decision on how to vote,” said Mosbrucker.

“This bill would require the voters’ pamphlet to be sent at the same time as the ballots so that voters and military servicemen and women overseas receive these at the same time and have the information to decide how to vote,” added Mosbrucker.

The measure is scheduled for a public hearing at 10 a.m., Feb. 4, in the State Government and Tribal Relations Committee. Citizens who wish to testify online remotely or submit written testimony can do so on a special page of the Legislature’s website, “Participating in Committee Hearings.” It can be found at: https://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/Participating.aspx.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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