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.
We want to hear why you feel Voting Counts! Come into any Sno-Isle Library to take part, or download a Voting Counts sign here. Write down why you believe Voting Counts, or something important to you that is impacted by voting. Get a friend or library staff member to take your photo (selfies are a-ok, too). Share with @snoisleteens on social media with the hashtags #votingcounts #youcount, or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our favorites will be featured right here on the Ready to Vote page and shared on Facebook.
What else can you do?
- Encourage your friends and family to register
- 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.
- Spread the word - share this page!