IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED: It’s not too late!
Fill out your ballot and TAKE IT TO A DROP BOX. It’s too late to mail it - ballots that aren’t postmarked today won’t be counted.
- NEED A BALLOT? You can print and mark your ballot here: https://kingcounty.everyonecounts.com/page/281/543 (good until 8:00 pm Pacific Time, Tues. Nov. 6th, 2018).
- NOT SURE ON ISSUES? Check out this handy spreadsheet that shows you all of the endorsements from several different sources in one easy-to-read spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/waelex18
- NEED TO FIND A DROP BOX?
Pierce County - https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/334/Ballot-Drop-Boxes-Voting-Centers
Snohomish County - https://snohomishcountywa.gov/225/Ballot-Drop-Box-Locations
Thurston County - https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/auditor/Pages/elections-dropbox.aspx
OR Google: “find a ballot box” for locations.
Don't be intimidated! Mark your ballot for all the issues and candidates you have an opinion on and turn it in! Even a partially-filled ballot is better thank skipping voting! More info on avoiding voter intimidation: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/us/politics/midterm-elections-voting-guide.html
VOTERS WITH ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES: Information here - https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/ballots/accessible-voting-options.aspx
IF YOU CANNOT VOTE for whatever reason, provide encouragement to friends and family to get in their vote.
Why voting is so important
It’s the most vital thing you can do for our country. Canvassing and phone calls are important, too, but only you can cast your own vote.
Now let’s talk about this election. Midterms are the first major election that we have after the 2016 election that put Donald Trump into office and which resulted in a Republican majority in the House and the Senate. It has been a tough two years, but in the meantime we have been stepping up, pulling together, and making a difference in how this country is run. We have told our MOCs and our government representatives that we won’t allow small-minded bigotry and short-sighted imperialism dictate what this country does. We have been taking a stand and making it known. This election is our say in what this country’s government looks like.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. Some races will be won, and some will be lost. But either way, we’ve had an enormous engagement about issues in the past 2 years. New enthusiastic and thoughtful candidates are emerging to lead this country. We are in this for the long haul, and we are speaking up about what matters.
2. We've done a lot of hard work. Take a moment to give yourself credit for being involved, for being engaged, and for caring about how our country treats its citizens, its refugees, and its vulnerable people. If you’ve made phone calls on issues, if you’ve kept informed on important events, if you’ve canvassed or gone to a rally, if you have VOTED, you’ve made a difference.
3. The next stop is 2019 and our municipal elections. Even though Trump’s constant disruptions of the political landscape are stressful and enraging, local races make a huge difference. For example, Seattle and the State of Washington are moving on climate change, environmental issues, and refugee concerns.
4. If we do secure a progressive majority in one or both of the houses of Congress, we will be expecting our Members of Congress to enact lots of bold, unapologetically progressive legislation. They’ll need our voices to stack up against the nasty rhetoric and name-calling that has become so common in the past two years.
Congratulations, and Kudos, for all your hard work! We will see you on the other side!
Pramila Jayapal at Resist Trump Tuesday Rally Election Day (Nov 6)
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal representing WA's 7th District will be our featured speaker!
When: 11:45AM-12:30PM Followed by a meeting with senate staff
Where: The Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle
VOTING DAY: "VOTE WITH ME"
Vote with Me is free phone app that finds the voting records of your contacts, and helps you message them to remind them to vote. People are more likely to listen to voting requests from someone they know.
GET OUT THE VOTE EVENTS
When: Election Day! Tuesday, November 6 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm
Where: Issaquah Field Office, 1320 NW Mall St Ste E, Issaquah, WA 98027
RSVP: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 10 am - 2 pm, 2 pm - 6 pm
UW STUDENTS for I-1631
MORE ELECTION EVENTS HERE: https://www.seattleindivisible.com/election-events/