I’ve heard it countless times: young people don’t vote.
The fact is, few people vote at all in city elections. This presents an opportunity. If we can register 100 people to vote in this spring’s election, we can increase the number of voters by over 5%. That will make a huge impact.
The good news is: it’s easy!
In fact, I just changed my voting address last week and it literally took me 2 minutes. Name, address, and driver’s license or social security number. No birth certificate, passport or first born children. In fact, registering to vote was much easier than building my daughter’s IKEA crib. Plus, anyone can drop off the paperwork for you once you sign.
It’s with this in mind that I’m announcing the 100 Person Registration Challenge…and I need your help.
100 Voter Registration Challenge
Before March 30th, let’s register 100 people to vote in Brookings. It could be people who moved to town and haven’t changed their registration or people who may be voting for the first time.
To kick things off, I’ll be holding a fun event on Sunday, March 24th: Suds for Scott – a registration rally. Come in to Wooden Legs between 1-3pm and get registered to vote.
Plus, you can learn how you can help out the campaign and share your ideas with me.
I hope to see you there. Make sure to invite your friends who need to register to vote in Brookings!