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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.
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Countywide Voter Registration: EVERY VOTE COUNTS
The LWV of Bellingham/Whatcom County members worked to increase voter registration and participation in the 2018 mid-term election.
Our highly motivated volunteers registered over 700 Whatcom County voters from May through October, 2018.
This is the number of paper registration forms and does not include the hundreds of people who likely registered to vote or changed their address on-line after receiving a MyVote card from one of our volunteers.
Over 400 high school seniors in Whatcom County’s 11 high schools were registered.
Over 50 member volunteers donated over 396 hours at 164 events.
Our registration outreach targeted underserved populations, seniors, students and busy young adults.
Volunteers collaborated with Whatcom Community College student groups to get out the vote on the campus.
We answered thousands of questions about the voting process and provided non-partisan resources so that Voters could get informed for the election.
Comments like “Thank you for what you do” far outnumbered the few disappointing “Not interested” or “No thank you” comments, which helped keep us all motivated.