How and Why to Vote

HOW TO VOTE

Click here to see a lighthearted video demonstration on how to vote and the importance of voting in Washington State! It is brought to you by the League of Women Voters of WA Education Fund.  We encourage you to share this video with friends and relatives and groups!  Special thanks to actors and media crew Dilang Duir and Juan Carlos Ruiz Duran. It was filmed and edited by Jenna Mason Media LLC. 

To watch this video with Spanish subtitles, click here.

Because Washington is one  of the states that is exclusively "Vote By Mail,"  as you have seen in the HOW TO VOTE video, here are some talking points from the LWVUS about Vote By Mail.

Talking Points: Countering Attacks Related to Vote-by-Mail

With the increased popularity of vote-by-mail in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, use the following messages to counter attacks on vote-by-mail and pivot the conversation to solutions. (Avoid saying the words “voter fraud” when interacting with voters, the general public, or media. Even the mention of potential fraud has a negative impact on voters’ confidence in our elections.)

  • All states administer elections by mail through the absentee voting process.
  • All states have systems in place to deter and detect irregularities or violations in the voting process, both by mail and in person.
  • Vote-by-mail does not favor one party over another.
  • There is no record of massive or serious election manipulation via mail-in voting (even Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has attested to this).
  • (PIVOT) With an expected increase in vote-by-mail in 2020, now is the time for election officials to make the investments in ballot access and protect the integrity of our elections.
  • Like all voting systems, vote-by-mail benefits from risk-limiting audits, which allow election officials to double-check the vote count, identify irregularities that need to be resolved, and issue strict penalties for tampering with the process.

 

WHY BE A VOTER

Check back to see this video.

 

WHY YOUTH SHOULD VOTE

The LWV of the Spokane Area recently produced a Voter FYI video in which students had an opportunity to ask Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton questions about voting and the 2020 elections. The two student ambassadors, Rosie Zhou and Summer Sandstrom, created the original questions to ask Dalton, with script development help from members of the LWV of Spokane. The video was produced by Dawn Bayman.

Click here to see this video.

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