Here at Sno-Isle Libraries we believe democracy works best when everyone participates. Even if you can't vote until you turn 18, you can prepare to become a confident, informed voter.
What can you do?
- Encourage your friends and family to register and make registering to vote part of your 18th birthday celebration.
- Organize a voter registration drive with Rock the Vote.
- Volunteer with the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island or League of Women Voters of Snohomish County.
- Understand local issues
- Understand national issues
- Ballotpedia is great non-partisan website to get started with!
- ServiceVote - from Youth Service America has some great ideas on how to get involved!
- Watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of Washington State Legislature sessions and coverage of the Washington State Supreme Court and public affairs events on TVW.
- Don't just learn civics-play civics with iCivics. You can run for president, pass new laws, argue real cases or play Do I have a right?!
- Get inspired by one of the titles on our teen activism booklist or watch a documentary or film about elections.
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for A New Generation
Nevertheless, We Persisted: 48 Voices of Defiance, Strength, and Courage
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration