Vote with Pride
IT'S BACK FOR 2021!!
Vote with Pride
Nothing can beat the sweet, sweet satisfaction of voting... but we think you'll dig our Vote with Pride program presented by Sealaska that earns you five chances to win a pair of Alaska Airlines tickets and more Seattle Pride Partner swag just for doing your civic duty.
Vote with Pride
Sunday, October 3rd - Tuesday, November. 2nd, 2021
During a time when our communities and country are divided, we’re out to remind people of the importance of this election and the importance of voting – my vote, your vote, every vote.
For the month leading up to the elections, there will be five week-long engagement activities for participants to submit online for the chance to win weekly prizes and culminating in a grand prize the final week. We will also host a Vote with Pride (presented by Sealaska) kickoff on October 9th at All Together Now... and host an in-person candidate meet-and-greet on October 21st.
We have faith in the electorate. So we want everyone’s vote to count, regardless of political affiliation – that’s how true democracy works. All we ask is that people get informed on the issues and vote their conscience – and when that happens, we’re confident that we’ll beat hate, and divisiveness and ignorance every time.
New in 2021: The Seattle Pride Voter's Guide
It is our goal to help voters who care about issues impacting our LGTBQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Aromantic) community ascertain what candidates in the King County region align with their values.
As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, we take our ability to engage in political activity seriously... and so should you.
Are you a Candidate?
We invite you to fill out our short questionnaire! Your answers will be made public by sharing them on our website, and will be rated by Seattle Pride Staff, Board Members and/or Volunteers according to an established rubric. Any rating by Seattle Out & Proud // Seattle Pride is not an endorsement. Ratings are being assigned to help members of the public see where we believe candidates stand on issues important to the LGBTQIA+ community.
To see the questions, rubric and background information, click HERE.
To fill out the questionnaire, click HERE.
Are you a Voter?
Well, you should be. If you aren't, click HERE to register to vote or update your registration (if you've recently moved).
Keep your eyes peeled for the Seattle Pride Voter's Guide link RIGHT HERE. Candidate answers and ratings will be updated as responses come in.
What are you doing on Thursday, October 21st at 6:30PM?
Come to the Seattle Pride offices for an in-person Seattle Pride Voter Extravaganza featuring special guest, King County Director of Elections, Julie Wise. A variety of political candidates will be on hand to speak about how their offices support fair and secure election in King County and beyond. The event will also feature discussions about the voter registration process, election security, deadlines, and more! Registration is required, so make sure to RSVP today!
WEEKLY QUIZ INFORMATION
Each week will have actions in each of the three categories: voter education, get out the vote, and advocacy.
Each question or task will have an objectively verifiable answer and will be worth points. The more points a participant accumulates during the week, the more times their name is entered into the drawing for the week’s prize. Participants are able (and encouraged) to retake the survey as many times as they’d like to increase their scores throughout the week; the highest score will be used and the lower scores are thrown out.
*Check out our week 1 Quiz here! - available 10/9 - 10/16.
*Check out our week 2 Quiz here! - available 10/17 - 10/23.
*Our Week 3 Quiz goes live 10/24 - check back soon!
PRIZE, DRAWING & RULES INFORMATION
PRIZES & DRAWINGS
At the end of the week, there will be one prize drawing consisting of those who completed all of the weekly tasks. Each weekly prize will be a pair of round-trip airline tickets from Alaska Airlines.
The inaugural Grand Prize is two round-trip tickets from Alaska Airlines, plus additional Seattle Pride and Seattle Pride partner items.
- Week 1 starts on Saturday 10/9 at 12:00AM PDT and ends on Saturday 10/16 at 11:59PM.
- Weeks 2 and 3 start on Sunday (10/17 and 10/24) at 12:00AM PDT and end Saturday (10/23 and 10/30) at 11:59PM.
- Weekly quizzes must be submitted by their corresponding Saturday at 11:59PM PDT to be entered for weekly prizes.
- Quizzes submitted after a week's closing date will still be entered for the Grand Prize.
- No purchase required to participate.
Not registered to vote?
Not sure if you've updated your registration since you moved?
We've got you! You can register to vote/update your voter registration online!
Vote with Pride Sponsor: Sealaska
Vote with Pride, presented by Sealaska
Established in 1972 and nearing their 50th year in business, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Their 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska.