Ages 11 and up encouraged to vote
From June 3 – June 30, it’s your chance to vote for your favorite park and street improvement projects.
It’s all part of the City of Seattle’s Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets, a participatory budgeting initiative in which Seattle residents democratically decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget on small-scale park and street improvements. A total of $285,000 is set aside in each City Council District, and residents can cast their ballots for their top three choices in the district where they live, work, go to school, receive services, or volunteer.
Each council district will have its own ballot with a set of 8-10 projects. The projects were selected from nearly 900 ideas submitted in February by community members across Seattle. The projects, which can be viewed at www.seattle.gov/yvyc, range from improved intersection crossings to better park accessibility.
Community members ages 13 and up can vote online or at in-person polling stations (community members ages 11-12 can vote via paper ballot). Paper ballots are available for pick-up and drop-off at all City of Seattle community centers and libraries.
Ballots will be tallied after June 30, and winning projects will be announced by July 18. The projects that receive the most votes will be funded by the City and implemented in 2018.
You can find information and voting instructions at www.seattle.gov/yvyc.