Washington State: It's time to get out the VOTE!
Read, set, VOTE! Washington State's voting period starts October 16th. This election, it is *absolutely* critical that we are taking the time to vote AND making sure our family, friends, and neighbors do the same! This election year, pledge to use your vote to make your voice heard and help others do the same. The future is what we do together and together we are powerful.
In Washington, we need you to use your vote and your power to APPROVE Referendum 90 to ensure medically accurate, age-appropriate, LGBTQ+ inclusive, and comprehensive sex education in Washington schools.
Check out the resources below and make your plan to vote in this election. After you make your plan, make sure your friends, family, and neighbors do the same.
Want to get even more involved in this year's election? MomsRising is co-hosting a candidates forum with Governor Inslee on Friday, October 23 to hear more about his positions on issues that affect children and families in Washington State. Governor Inslee's opponent has also been invited to the forum but has not indicated that he will attend. We want to PACK the virtual room with families for this event. Will you join us? Learn more and register here!
**2020 Washington State Election Resources**
- WA’s Secretary of State’s main page for the 2020 election. This is where you can find info about key deadlines, how to replace your ballot if it is lost, and more information about what's on this year's ballot.
- Register to vote online here. Available in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Korean. The last day to register to vote online is October 26. You can register in-person through Election Day.
- Register to vote with a paper registration. Available to download in multiple languages. You can register to vote in-person with a paper form AND vote in this election through Election Day this year!
- 2020 Voters’ Guide. Also available in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Korean. You can select other languages in the upper right-hand corner.
- PDF of ballot drop boxes and voting centers
- Map of ballot drop boxes and voting centers
Key Dates & Deadlines for voting in Washington State
- October 16: Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
- October 26: Online and mail registrations must be received 8 days before Election Day.
- November 3: Deadline for Washington State voter registration or updates (in person only).
- November 3: General Election
Information and resources about approving Referendum 90 for Safe and Healthy Youth
Referendum 90 will uphold the new Washington state law requiring all public schools to teach age-appropriate, LGTBQ+ inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students.
- Fact sheet with more information about this critical ballot measure
- Host a virtual ballot party for Referendum 90 with this fun toolkit
- Fight misinformation about this critical law by liking and sharing content from the Approve Referendum 90's Facebook page
Help get out the #MomsVote by texting and calling infrequent mom voters across Washington & the country
Please help us spread the word about these voting resources by sharing this blog post with your friends and followers on social media!
Let's make this election MOMumental! It is time to get out the vote and make our voices heard.
P.S. Have any questions about voting in Washington State? Post them below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to help if we can!