Register to vote

By Klara Woodruff - Guest Commentary

There is an election every year folks, let's get you registered. 

Highline is hosting a voter registration drive in the Student Union on May 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Even though the presidential election is important it only happens every four years and doesn't affect everyday life as much as your local elections.

All registered voters receive a pamphlet in the mail with information about all of the candidates.

 Washington elections are done all by mail, so you can pick a candidate then drop your ballet off right at Highline.

 All registering will be done online for a quick and easy experience. 

One small vote may be no big deal, but all of those small votes collide together to decide who is allowed to affect the lives of the people.

If you think voting doesn't matter because it doesn't affect you, just think about all of those standardized tests you or your children have to pass in order to graduate. For local and state election, 50 votes can change the outcome of the race.

Having to take a standardized test may be 50 people away from never having to happen.

If you are one of those people that doesn't vote because you think none of the candidates are perfect then you are leaving the future up for grabs. Don't let the perfect get in the way of the good.

Have a say in what happens in your local community and register to vote.

 Getting people registered is what we are there to do so join us in the Student Union and take the first step in exercising your right to vote.

Klara Woodruff is a political science student at Highline.

Register to vote

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