Washington State House Democrats


MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on two “Access to Democracy” bills.

Who: Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila), Chair of the State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee

What: Public hearing on House Bill 1800 (Washington Voting Rights Act) and House Bill 2297 (Same-Day Registration)

When: Tuesday, January 9, at 8:00 a.m.

Where: House Hearing Room E, John L. O’Brien Building

Why: HB 1800 (sponsored by Rep. Mia Gregerson) would establish the Washington Voting Rights Act which, if enacted, would help ensure fair and reflective representation by allowing district-based elections. HB 2297 (sponsored by Rep. Laurie Dolan) would allow eligible voters the opportunity to register to vote, and cast a ballot, up to election day.