In Washington, only a small percentage of people of color turn out to vote, despite the fact that minority groups are growing at a far greater rate than the white population. These videos are meant to inspire and educate members of historically disenfranchised communities about the importance of voting. One video focuses on persons of color, immigrant communities, and members of religious backgrounds that have been historically disenfranchised. The other video is intended to educate people with felony records about their voting rights and how to have them reinstated.
2016 Washington State Dates & Deadlines
October 10 – Deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates.
October 21 – Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
October 31 – Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only).
November 8 – General Election
Washington Leadership Institute - 2016 Attorney Fellows - Project Mission
As community leaders, we strive to educate, encourage, and inspire every person to participate in our civic process and exercise their right to vote. Our goal is to produce and distribute two brief videos featuring representatives from historically disenfranchised communities including people of color, immigrants, newly eligible voters and individuals with felony criminal convictions that will provide information, resources and inspiration to such communities.