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Julie Wise

King County Department of Elections
Director
Julie Wise was elected as the King County Elections Director in November 2015 and will serve
during the 2016-2019 term. King County is the 13th largest county in the nation and has
approximately 1.28 million registered voters.

Prior to her election in 2015, Wise served as the Deputy Director of Elections, managing all dayto-
day operations of elections. Wise is a Washington State certified Election Administrator and
is a nationally Certified Election Registration Administrator. She has attended leadership
courses at both the Evans School and Harvard Kennedy School. She has served King County
voters for more than 14 years as a champion of best practices in election administration within
King County and throughout Washington State.

Throughout her time at King County, Wise has been a proponent of significant reforms that
have made King County Elections a national and international model for voting by mail.
Driven by accuracy and transparency, Wise focuses her administration on innovative solutions
to expedite vote tabulation, expand voter outreach and education and increase voter access in
Washington’s largest county.