by Devin Chicras
Our first year in King County Elections’ and Seattle Foundation’s Voter Education Fund cohort was full of memorable moments – from being blown away by the creativity and brilliance of our High School Voter Advocate partners at Renton High School and Talley High School to stopping traffic on election day with our T-Rex in front of Skyway Library.
We were thrilled to find out that after connecting with over 2,700
Whether some folks just needed a little reminder or needed extra help like the
WHCA Community Coffee Hours
We debuted a new series of events in 2018 aimed at small, intimate, unstructured conversations with neighbors at Skyway Library. Our event in September drew attention to the King County Elections drop box just outside the meeting room. In November, we helped attendees track their ballots online and learn about how to handle signature challenges.
WHCA’s Annual Skyway Outdoor Cinema Festival
For Skyway Outdoor Cinema’s sixteenth season in August 2018, we made voter education a
Our Youth Voter Advocates Rock the Vote at Local High Schools
For the first time, we partnered with local high school students to expand outreach to younger folks in our community. Kellie Luther at Albert Talley Sr. High School was instrumental in supporting our phenomenal student partners, Jonah Gordon and Isaiah Mawudeku, as they tabled and developed a touching photo essay giving voice to their peers’ thoughts on the importance of voting.
Christina Neuschwander at Renton High School connected us to student leaders and all-around superstars Eliana Le,
National Voter Registration Day at Skyway Library
We participated in National Voter Registration Day on September 25th, 2018 by setting up shop at Skyway Library and helping several folks navigate first-time registration, and even helped others update their registration information, such as new last names or addresses.
WHCA’s Voter Town Hall 2018
WHCA’s Election Day Voter Assistance Booth at Skyway Library
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It takes a village
Thank you to King County Elections and Seattle Foundation for the financial and technical support through their Voter Education Fund grant. We were honored to be a part of such a great cohort of organizations.
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