Denver—The Washington Legislature’s website was awarded the 2022 Online Democracy Award for having an exceptional legislative website.
NCSL's Online Democracy Award is presented annually to a legislature, legislative chamber or caucus whose website makes democracy user-friendly in an outstanding way. The winning website is chosen by a committee of legislative staffers who evaluate each site’s design, content and technological integration.
Washington’s website was recognized for its easy useability and great functionality. The Online Democracy Award Committee praised the website for giving the citizens everything they need in an easily navigable form. The Washington Legislature’s website is “putting the citizens first,” the committee said.
The Online Democracy Award is sponsored by two of NCSL's legislative staff organizations: the National Association of Legislative Information Technology and the Legislative Information and Communications Staff.
Previous winners of the NCSL Online Democracy Award include the Georgia General Assembly (2021), Minnesota Legislature (2020), North Carolina Legislature (2019), Massachusetts Legislature (2018), Alaska Legislature (2017), New York Senate (2016), Tennessee Legislature (2015), Utah Legislature (2014), Massachusetts Legislature (2013), Hawaii Legislature (2012), Florida Senate (2011), Washington Legislature (2010), Tennessee General Assembly (2009), Texas Legislature (2008), New Jersey Legislature (2007), Minnesota Legislature (2006) and the Utah Legislature (2005).
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.