"We are excited about the launch of the video voter guide," State Elections Director Nick Handy said. "It continues the Secretary of State's vision of making voter information accessible and compelling. This new voter tool embraces the future by providing voters the ability to easily watch and listen to every participating candidate appearing on their ballot who chooses to submit a video."
The video voter guide is funded in part through a grant from the Office of Secretary of State. To date, nine counties in the state have applied for the grant funding. The OSOS grant program is designed to assist all voters with disabilities gain equal access to voting and elections-related information.
"The Democracy Live Video Voter Guide is a marvelous example of universal design," said Deborah Cook, director of the Washington Assistive Technology Program. "It provides a valuable resource on voter information for all citizens, including those with disabilities who often lack access to this critical information about candidates and issues."