National Voter Registration Day began in 2012 in the run-up to the presidential election, and has since become a 50-state holiday where thousands of organizations and volunteers organize to ensure our family, friends, and neighbors are registered to vote.
Why register in 2021? Because between the local, city, and county elections across Washington State, voters have the opportunity to decide the fate of hundreds of elected officials. These races will determine our future on critical issues of daily life, such as housing affordability, police reform, improving the schools our kids attend, the frequency of the buses we take to work, and funding the neighborhood health clinics that have kept us safe during the pandemic.
Registering to vote is critically important to our mission of uplifting women, particularly women of color, and their voices and concerns as it relates to elections and policies that impact our lives.
Worried that you’re not eligible to vote because of a felony conviction? Worry no more! Washington State allows anyone who is no longer under Department of Corrections supervision to register to vote.
If you’re already registered to vote, enter your information below to get reminders via email or text so you don't forget to get your ballot in by election day:
Eric Bronson is the Digital Advocacy and Engagement Manager at YWCA. He manages the Firesteel blog in addition to its social media streams and action initiatives. A graduate of Oberlin College, Eric focuses on the intersection of race and gender within the American political economy.
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