The Youth Voter Registration Drive and Rally – "Be a Super Hero, Save the Vote" is Saturday Oct. 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at Seattle City Hall.
Oct. 4 is the last day to register to vote and qualify for the Nov. 4 presidential elections. The "Be a Super Hero" event is free and family-friendly, but especially geared towards young adults registering for the first time.
King County Elections will be registering voters and providing an accessible voting machine. Participants at this event have the opportunity to cast a test ballot using the machine.
A "Kids Zone" will include kids' ballots and an oversized post card to display the children's dreams for the future. Kids will also receive a free voting-related coloring book.
The "Be a Super Hero" campaign is a non-partisan effort organized by Musica Entertainment, in partnership with King County Elections, Seattle City Hall and with the support of Councilmember Bruce Harrell.
Musica staffer Emoree Martin said this event was conceived by Musica CEO Tony Benton. She said the company's mission is to produce events that focus on creating awareness and dialogue and the idea of a global community.
"The voter registration drive came out of the feeling that the 18-25 voting demographic is going to have a big, big impact on the upcoming elections," Martin said. "People are really excited, we've had a great response — we've been lucky to have some great key players with us on this event."
A key goal of "Be a Super Hero" is to ensure balanced information, political awareness and an open dialog amongst participants and advocacy groups.
"Be a Super Hero" features local political candidates and representatives, advocates and information from all sides of the issues, film, television and sports celebrities; indie rock bands, hip hop groups, DJ's and more.
"We are definitely going to come out and have a lot of heavy talent on the day of the event," Martin said. "We definitely want to take the opportunity to showcase local talent."
If you are interested in participating, supporting or volunteering for this event contact Martin by e-mail at [email protected].
Martin said the overwhelming response locally, regional and nationally to support the "Be A Super Hero" project has become such a call to conscience that organizers are welcoming individuals and groups traveling to Seattle to attend and volunteer.
Those who would like to perform at this historic event can email a biography and mp3 to [email protected] or mail a physical biography package ASAP to MUSICA Entertainment, P.O. Box 18774. Seattle, Washington 98118.
Spaces are extremely limited for performances. For more information go to MUSICA http://www.musicaentertainment.org or call 206-684-8888.