This morning, on a mostly partisan vote, the Senate passed the Voting Rights Act HB 6002.  Concerns voiced by County Auditors resonated with the Chamber as evidenced by an amendment sponsored by Sen. Darnielle that removed the most problematic provisions pertaining to ranked choice voting.  

Otherwise, the bill remains unchanged.  The House is yet to pull their version to the floor; and although it is still likely that the House moves on their version the general consensus is that the Senate bill will be the vehicle.    


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Voting Rights Act passes the Senate on Jan. 19, 2018. Courtesy of




Brian Enslow

Brian has spent the majority of his career in public service and brings over 15 years of state fiscal and policy experience. He has carefully built a reputation in Olympia based on integrity and credibility. He provides advocacy and influence in executive and legislative processes and strategic consulting and strategy development for clients. Prior to forming his firm, he served as the Senior Policy Director at the Washington State Association of Counties.

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