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The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission is an independent committee of seven citizen volunteers. The Mayor and the City Council each appoint three Commissioners, and the Commissioners select the seventh. All are confirmed by the City Council and serve three-year terms. Commissioners may be reappointed at the end of their regular terms.

The Commission is responsible for interpreting and applying the Seattle Ethics, Elections, Election Pamphlet, and Whistleblower Protection Codes and the City's Lobbying Regulations. Eight staff members investigate complaints, monitor compliance, and offer information and guidance to citizens and employees regarding these Codes. The Commission holds monthly public meetings, subject to change. Videos of most meetings after September 2011 are online at the Seattle Channel. You are welcome to contact staff directly for more information.

Per SEEC Administrative Rule 1.C, regular meetings of the Commission shall be held on the first Wednesday of each month beginning no earlier than 4:00 p.m. and no later than 6:00 p.m. Such meetings shall be held at the Seattle Municipal Tower, or at such other place as may be designated by the Chair.

Please check the Boards and Commissions Meeting Calendar for any SEEC meeting cancellations or updates.

Ethics and Elections Commission

Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 4010, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 684-8500

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The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) helps foster public confidence in the integrity of Seattle City government by providing education, training, and enforcement of the City's Code of Ethics and Whistle blower Code.