KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Elections workers are turning to the internet to reach more voters.
Almost every county in Washington state has candidate information, including statements and photos, on their websites.
For the first time ever, Benton County has even included video statements by candidates. The Auditor, Brenda Chilton, says she hopes it helps more people make informed decisions. She explains, "One of the priorities that we've made in the auditor's office is voter outreach and accessibility. So, we're looking for any way we can get voters involved and to make sure they have accessible information and are able to get their ballots voted and returned to us." Benton County, as well as a few other counties, are also on Facebook and Twitter.
Also, TVW, the Washington state public affairs channel, has recorded video statements by candidates for U.S. Senate and state Supreme Court.