Voter Registration for High School Students
Do you teach students who will be 18 years of age before Election Day? You can encourage students to become civically activated and engaged by helping them to register to vote!
Want to register your high school students to vote? Think about having The Washington Bus come to your high school and do that for you! They are a non-profit based in Seattle and are happy to meet with your students and get them registered to vote. Their website states that “The Washington Bus is a statewide movement-building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across Washington State and develops the next generation of young leaders”. Shout out to LWHS who has had them register their students for the past several years: http://www.washingtonbus.org/
There are 4 ways students can register to vote in Washington State!
- Online - you'll need a Washington State Driver License or ID
- Print - in English and other languages
- By mail - request a form (up to 1,000 for a voter registration drive)
- In person - find your county elections department
Washington State encourages every eligible person to register to vote and participate fully in all elections. Each of us is responsible for protecting the integrity of the electoral process by providing equal access, and guarding against fraud and discrimination.
To register to vote, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States;
- A legal resident of Washington State;
- At least 18 years old by Election Day;
- Not disqualified from voting due to a court order; and
- Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction.
Please check voter eligibility for more information about citizenship, residency requirements, felons, and voting rights, and mental competency and voting rights.