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Every Vote Counts! A Two-Part Series on Democratic Process

Third Place Commons programs have moved online with a calendar full of free programs to bring you and your Commons community together all month long.

In addition to weekly Spanish, French, and German conversation groups and other fun monthly offerings, this month the Commons features two special programs just in time for election season.

Every Vote Counts! A Two-Part Series on Democratic Process takes a look at vital nuts and bolts of democracy from registering voters to how their votes are counted.

First up, on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 7 PM, Third Place Commons partners with the League of Women Voters to present “Be a Voter Ambassador through Touchless Voter Registration!”  In this program, you will learn how to register to vote in Washington and how to teach others to use their phones to register. The webinar will also take a look at the barriers that new voters experience and how to overcome them. Register here.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 7 PM, sign in for “Fostering Democracy through Ranked Choice Voting,” presented by FairVote Washington. Ranked Choice Voting provides a more meaningful way for people to vote and completely eliminates the need to vote for “the lesser of two evils.” Join in this informative session to find out more about how it works and how to make it happen. Register here.

As always, all events from Third Place Commons are free, but registration for these sessions will be required for planning purposes. To register for each event, use the links above or visit the Third Place Commons online calendar, select the event you wish to attend, and click the Zoom link. (Recurring events do not require registration.)

Third Place Commons, a community supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of building real community in the heart of Lake Forest Park. In addition to presenting its largest program, the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, through October 18th, Third Place Commons now also fosters real community in digital space. You can make a gift to support the market & the Commons here.