Students lead voter registration at Edmonds-Woodway

May 25, 2018
Courtesy of: Mary Ross At the voter driver, from left: Alyssa Hersey, Olivia Meader Yetter, Lena Stavig, Kaitlynn Rust and Stephanie Wroblewski.

Edmonds-Woodway High School students partnered with the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County to hold a successful voter registration drive on campus May 16-17.

Student leaders Stephanie Wroblewski, Alyssa Hersey, Olivia Meader Yetter, Kaitlynn Rust and Lena Stavig created posters, announcements and social media messages and visited classrooms.

The result: 149 new voter registrations over the two days.

Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) visited the campus the first day of the drive, assisting students in filling out voter registration forms. He also was a guest speaker in Martin Louie’s global affairs class.

The efforts at Edmonds-Woodway were part of a month-long campaign to get students registered to vote at all five high schools in the Edmonds School District. League volunteers worked with teachers and student leaders on each campus and encouraged the sharing of ideas.

Student-written FAQs about voting and voter registration appeared in school newspapers. The on-campus drives became festive events with music, matching T-shirts, balloons and raffles.

Assisting with the voter registration drive was Duncan Clausen, Snohomish County Elections and Voter Outreach Specialist.

“Snohomish County Elections was happy to support Edmonds Woodway High School students in their voter registration efforts,” he said. “Their energy and passion for civic engagement is inspiring.”

For more information about the Snohomish County League, go to www.lwvsnoho.org.

 

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