The WSA and the Washington Bus will be partnering to host a Youth Voter Registration Summit on June 10th at the University of Washington Bothell. This summit is aimed at providing vote coordinators and their staff with the tools and resources to host a successful voter registration drive for Fall 2017. This election will be heavily focused on local elections. Washington State Senate and House races and local city council elections have the potential change the political landscape of Washington and it's important that youth are involved in that decision-making process. Please make sure this information is communicated to your vote coordinator for 2017-18.  If you need help with travel or lodging please reach out to me directly! Below is our preliminary agenda.


9:30 am -10:00 am: Breakfast

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Welcome and Grounding

10:15 am - 11:20 am: History of Voting Rights/Youth and Voting/Equity in Voting

[5 min break]

11:25 am - 12:25 pm: Voter Registration 101

  • Voter Registration Drives on College Campuses
  • Federal and State Law Impacting Voter Registration
  • Developing a Goal
  • What's on the Ballot?

[Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm]

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

  • Registering students to vote is half the job. The rest of our efforts will focus on getting students to turn out to vote for the election. 

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm [1st Breakout  Session]

  1. Canvassing, Tabling, Field Planning: An in-depth view on how to register students and how to effectively plan to meet your goal.
  2. Volunteer Recruitment and Retention: The key to a successful voter registration drive is having volunteers dedicated to the goal. This session will focus on how to recruit volunteers and keep them involved for the vote drive and get out the vote efforts. 

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm [2nd Breakout Session]

  1. Planning Voter Registration/GOTV Events
  2. Data Management: we collect contact information for students through the information they provide on their voter registration cards. This session is aimed at providing students the skills needed to use that data effectively and efficiently. 

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm: Final Brainstorm Session

  1. Students will share their ideas for their voter registration drive and collaborate on projects. 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Optional Happy Hour/Bonding 


RSVP by emailing Guillermo at


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