Having problems voting in WA? We’ve got a tipline for that

Crosscut is partnering with ProPublica's Electionland to report on any issues voters encounter when casting ballots this year. You can help.

Person puts ballot in ballot drop box

Katie Scott of Rainier Valley drops off her ballot at Rainier Community Center in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood on the day of Washington state's presidential primary election, March 10, 2020. (Matt M. McKnight/Crosscut)

This year, Crosscut is partnering with ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom, to look into any problems voters have in casting their ballots. Are you seeing mail delays? Issues with registration? Other issues that hamper Washington's vote-by-mail system? We want to know about it.

We're also interested in any problems that might arise with counting ballots or keeping our elections secure. 

Electionland logo from ProPublica, Crosscut's partner in election reportingWe're looking for voters who are willing to share with us how the voting process goes for them. We also want to hear from elections administrators or election workers who spot something that seems amiss.

We will be on the lookout for any problems that prevent people from voting — such as mail ballot delivery problems, registration problems, purged voter rolls and voter intimidation. You can be our eyes and ears.

To let us know how your voting experience goes, here’s how to sign up and get in touch. 

  • SMS: Text the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 81380 (standard text message rates apply). 
  • WhatsApp: Send the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 1-850-909-8683. 
  • Facebook Messenger: Go to m.me/electionland
  • Complete this form to share your election experience with us so ProPublica and our partners can investigate. 

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About the Authors & Contributors

Melissa Santos

Melissa Santos

Melissa Santos is formerly a Crosscut staff reporter who covered state politics and the Legislature.