In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Our Civic Engagement cohort works with King County Elections office to eliminate language and cultural barriers to voter registration. The Washington State voter registration deadline of October 10th is quickly approaching, and the need for a final push is critical. In recognition of the National Voter Registration day, when traditionally our nation mobilizes to get millions registered, we will hold voter registration at multiple locations around the International District/Chinatown.

We invite all who have not registered to vote to come and get registered at different C/ID community locations on National Voter Registration Day. The Civic Engagement cohort will staff tables at 4 different locations from 8:00am-5:00pm on September 27th. We will have voter registration forms available in 19 different languages and bilingual staffs to answer any questions or clarifications needed to ensure each and every potential voter is registered and prepared to vote.

Our Civic Engagement cohort planning and staffing this event includes Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment Votes, International Community Health Services, Interim Community Development Association, Japanese American Citizens League, and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority.

Contact info: Gail Gustavson, Community Mobilizer, ICHS 206-788-3682,

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