As part of our Get Out & Vote campaign, we're giving away free slices to Washington state registered voters!
"Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.”
- John Lewis
Key Election Dates10/22: Third Presidential Debate10/26: Online Voter Registration Deadline11/03: General Election, in-person registration ends and ballots due by 8 p.m.01/20: Inauguration Day
US Voting History
★ 1789 - Constitution grants states the power to set voting requirements (they gave them to White men)★ 1870 - 15th Amendment grants voting rights to Black men (but the Jim Crow laws take them away)★ 1920 - 19th Amendment grants voting rights to (mostly White) women★ 1924 - Indian Citizenship Act grants Native Americans citizenship and voting rights★ 1965 - Voting Rights Act is signed into law (in the presence of MLK) which prohibits racial discrimination in voting★ 1971 - 26th Amendment grants voting rights to all adults over age 18★ 2009 - Washington becomes the second state in the U.S. (after Oregon) to vote entirely by mail rather than in person at the polls
Quick Voting Facts★ Over the past 30 years, US voter turnout has averaged 52.5% for presidential elections. This number drops to below 40% in non-presidential elections.★ Although a few states (including Washington) had already granted women the right to vote, it took the 19th Amendment to recognize suffrage of all American women over the age of 21.★ "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote" was the Vietnam-era sentiment behind the 26th Amendment. Ratified in 1971, it lowered voting age from 21 to 18.★ The Help America Vote Act was enacted into law in 2002 to make sweeping reforms to voting systems and access in response to the close presidential vote in 2000. Punch card and lever voting machines would become obsolete.
VOTE Cupcake Giveaway Monday 11/2We're teaming up with Cupcake Royale to bring you vote themed cupcakes on the eve of the election. We'll include a 2-pack of VOTE VOTE VOTE! cupcakes with all orders of a whole pie, while supplies last!