Get out the vote

Register to Vote

YOU
1/ Online: MyVote.WA.gov
2/ Text P2P to RTVOTE to register to vote

FRIENDS / COLLEAGUES
1/ Receive voter registration forms by mail to hand out: SoS.WA.gov
2/ Print postcards to remind and inform people: print these at home!
3/ Text young voters in swing states to encourage them to vote: TextTheVote.com.

Door-to-Door Canvassing Events


Beginner’s guide to canvassing: here.

Notes on the finer details of canvassing: PDF.

Ongoing canvassing events: WA-Democrats.org.

Lisa Brown is featured on the DCCC web site as a candidate with an excellent chance. Canvass in Eastern Washington! RedToBlue.DCCC.org. We will be headed over for the weekend to canvass soon. Join us! Google docs. More about Brown: SADfor.us.

Become a PCO!: FileForPCO.com.

This site notifies you about upcoming elections: democracy.works.

Phone Banking

Indivisible offers us ways to phone bank for various candidates – at home! Indivisible.org

Have Election House Parties, Work with Swing Left

The best way to win back these Swing Districts is talking directly to the folks who live in them. This year we’ll be focused on visiting our Swing Districts while growing our Swing Left groups along the way. During our Swing District Visits we’ll be focused on two activities: voter registration and having deeper conversations with people by asking them questions and listening to their stories at their front doors.
Go to, or attend one here.

The Candidate for District 8, Dave Reichert’s District

Dr. Kim Schrier on the issues: SADfor.us. She is running against Dino Rossi.

All of the candidates for the race: The Stranger. Their forum: Facebook vid: 1.39.

Vote Bundling Parties

‘a vote bundling party can produce more than 10 votes by upselling attendees to become “vote triplers.”’: HKSPublications.org.

Postcard Writing

In depth: Postcards to voters.

Writing postcards reminds people to vote. Do you want to join? Write now! Send an email to Postcards@TonyTheDemocrat.org with the Subject “Facebook Sent Me!” or go to the web site: PostcardsToVoters.org – or to just contact WA voters: PostCards4WA.com.
About postcard writing: video 1:49 ~ more.

In Other States: Help People Get Their Voter ID & Vote

VoteRiders informs and helps citizens to secure their voter ID as well as inspires and supports organizations, local volunteers, and communities to sustain voter ID education and assistance efforts.

Teens can register to vote starting at age 16 in WA. News on other states: NCSL.org. Register to vote here.

We can now text millennials to remind them to vote: BuildTheWave.org.

Some FAQs

Turning 18

As long as you will be 18 before the next election (this means any election, not just the General), you can register to vote. This is the only limit on how early you may register. If you will not be 18 before the next scheduled election, I recommend waiting until after that election.

Upcoming Elections

We have four scheduled elections this year: a special election on February 13 and another on April 24, then the Primary on August 7, followed by the General on November 6. You can see election dates through 2020 on our Elections Calendar.

The voting period is 18 days in total, not 18 business days.

I Don’t Have a Ballot!

If a voter does not receive their ballot, they can contact their county elections office to request a replacement by mail, go to the office in person to pick up a replacement, or print their ballot using MyVote.WA.gov.

Voters who are not already registered in the state of Washington may register in person at their county elections office through February 5.

Voting in Person

You can go to your county elections office if you want to vote in person, but they will generally just hand you the same ballot you would have received and you’ll fill it out and return it the same way. All county elections offices do have drop boxes on site.

Change of Name

If you change your name through marriage or divorce, please change your information at MyVote.WA.gov.