Washington State House Democrats
Leavitt bill to protect election workers signed into law.

One in four election workers experience abuse, harassment or threats, according to the Elections and Voting Information Center at Reed College and the non-partisan Democracy Fund. A bill sponsored by Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, will continue the legislature’s work to crack down on these threats. House Bill 1241 makes it a class C felony to threaten an election worker in writing or in person. This builds on legislation passed in 2022 that made it class a C felony to cyberstalk election officials or threaten them through electronic communications.

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