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Do Seattle’s democracy vouchers work? New analysis says yes

Democracy vouchers on Friday, July 28, 2017 in Seattle Times studio. 202958

The controversial program, which uses taxpayer money to fund city elections, was implemented for the first time this year in Seattle. A new analysis shows that compared with typical voters a more diverse group of people used the vouchers in this year’s primary.

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