Rep. JT Wilcox
Photo credit: WA. House Republicans
– Editor’s Note:
Our 3 LD2 Reps. (Yelm) voted against all of the 5 voter access bills Gov. Inslee signed last week.
This is so sad.
How can our representatives be against greater access to democracy for the public?
From The Olympian Editorial Board:
“Lawmakers hope new election laws boost turnout”
“Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican, championed a version of this bill [House Bill 2595] two years ago. But it took Democrats winning control of the Senate last November pass it.
– “Podcast: New House GOP leader J.T. Wilcox on Trump, Inslee and Seattle’s sway in state politics”
“New state House Republican leader J.T. Wilcox joins The Overcast to talk President Trump, Gov. Inslee and whether Seattle has too much sway in state politics,” by Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekma, The Seattle Times.
– Our 3 LD2 Reps (Yelm) voted against all of the 5 voter access bills Gov. Inslee signed
“Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday signed a package of five bills aimed to improve voter access in Washington state.
All three lawmakers of the 2nd District [all Republicans: Sen. Becker, Reps. Barkis and J.T. Wilcox] which represents Yelm, voted “nay” to every bill signed. The package of bills included a measure to allow people to register on the day of an election, another lets underage citizens pre-register to vote, and another creates automatic voter registration for citizens obtaining an enhanced driver’s license or identification card.”
“‘If one of our residents is already providing proof of citizenship as part of a transaction with the state, along with the other requirements, why wouldn’t we register that person to vote?’ asked Secretary of State Kim Wyman [Republican],” quoting the Nisqually Valley News.