March for Our Lives
Signs seen at the March for Our Lives Madison, March 24, 2018. (Click the left and right arrows to move through the gallery, or click on a thumbnail to jump to a specific image.)
League members participated in voter outreach at the march in Madison through one of its Dane County Voter ID Coalition partners, HeadCount. HeadCount is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit, organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy. Their experience registering voters at concerts was on display at March for Our Lives events around the nation.
A group of 24 volunteers worked with HeadCount on their biggest single-day registration event in Madison—95 individuals filled out voter registration forms! They did not track whether students had IDs needed to vote, but provided information about this voting requirement to each person as part of their process. Because of the proximity of the election, registration is "closed"—online and mail-in registration are not available. HeadCount had people complete their voter registration forms, then instructed them on how to complete the registration process with their municipal clerk (or at other officially designated locations like Madison libraries, as applicable) or at the polls on Election Day. Many people were directed to the Central Library to complete their registration and vote on Saturday (by in-person absentee voting, IPAV).
HeadCount also collaborated with the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County at the March for Our Lives Milwaukee, where voters were also directed to a nearby IPAV location. They tracked 71 people signing up for pre-election info, and got 401 "pledge to vote" signatures from under-18-year-olds.