Bill for military personnel voters' pamphlets moving


February 12, 2020

A bill that would require the Secretary of State’s office to send statewide voters’ pamphlets along with election ballots to military service members where they are deployed passed the House State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee Wednesday.

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, introduced House Bill 2916 after a military soldier testified before the committee that when deployed overseas, he receives his ballot, but not the voters’ guide.

“He calls his wife back here in Washington to learn more about the candidates, so he knows who to vote for,” said Mosbrucker. “Military members get limited time to talk with their families. They shouldn’t have to use that time to discus...

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