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10/1/2008  10:15:00 AM
Jennifer Samuels, Harrell Office (206) 684-8804

Councilmember Bruce Harrell

Councilmember Harrell Announces Public Effort in “Youth Voter Registration Drive” at City Hall

SEATTLE -Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell today announced a public effort encouraging youth to register to vote at City Hall by the Saturday, October 4, 2008, deadline. The "Youth Voter Registration Drive" will be held at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, on Saturday, October 4, from noon until 4 p.m. and is organized by MUSICA Entertainment. The event is co-sponsored by Councilmember Harrell, King County Elections, Clear Channel, KUBE Radio, local businesses, non-partisan organizations and others to provide a fun, safe, environment to assist with voter registration while finding solutions to barriers that may keep young people from ages 18 to 25 from voting. The Registration Drive will also disseminate information to help young people become knowledgeable, informed voters. Representatives from different party affiliations and differing voting preferences will convene. The goal will be to get them registered.

According to representatives from King County Records Elections, “To be eligible to vote you must be registered to vote at least 30 days in advance of the November 4, 2008, general election.”

New applications must be postmarked by the 30-day cutoff or it will not become effective until after the election. If you miss the 30-day deadline and are new to the state, you can still sign up in time for the election, but you must register in person at the King County Elections Office no later than 15 days before the election.

“Seattleites are aware of the hurdles that prevent youth from engaging in the election process, and we want to do our part to help,” said Bruce Harrell. “We want to encourage young people to register to vote. I don’t want them to be excluded from the political process, because they matter.”

The Web site hosts information and program details.

    What:Youth Voter Registration Drive
    Where: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Bertha Knight Landes Room, First Floor
    When: Saturday, October 4, noon-4 p.m.
    Who: Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, King County Elections, Clear Channel, KUBE Radio and others

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP needed.


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