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Video Voters' Guide Offers One-Stop Shopping For Primary Ballot Candidate Statements

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Seattle Channel
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The video voters' guide covers all Seattle city races and countywide races in King County.

Ballots have been mailed out across the region for the Aug. 1 primary.

In Seattle, it’s a two-sided ballot that includes 21 candidates for mayor. And ahead of the election, two government TV channels have put together a video voters’ guide.

The video messages cover every race for Seattle and countywide offices. Candidates get two minutes to make a statement.

All the candidates are recorded in a studio in front of the same backdrop.

“Everybody’s in the same environment when they’re taping their statement whether they’re sitting on a massive campaign war chest, or just running a campaign on a shoestring,” said Wayne Barnett, chair of the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.

The voters' guide is a project of the commission, Seattle Channel and King County TV. 

Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.