What is Democracy?

“What Is Democracy?” is an urgent film that connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and […]
Dec 4, 2019

Score Voting Social: Thurston County

Join us for our quarterly Thurston County meetup. This is a laid-back event for small-d democracy advocates to come together and discuss cardinal voting methods and the future of voting reform in Washington state. All are welcome. We are a nonpartisan organization. No matter your party or whether you’re already a score voting supporter or […]
Jan 5, 2019

CD10 Candidate Forum and Straw Poll

Join Counted for our first official event! We’re kicking things off with a candidate forum and straw poll for Washington’s 10th Congressional District. Our straw poll will be a little different—participants will have three ballots each. One will be a traditional choose-one ballot, like those currently used in elections around the state. Another will be […]
Jun 30, 2018
A girl goes with her mother to vote for the European Parliament elections in 2014. Most young Europeans we asked said they're watching the U.S. election closely and say it will impact their lives. (Photo from Flickr by Enrique Balenzategui Arbizu)

Young Europeans eye U.S. election as crucial test for democracy

Young Europeans we asked said American elections still matter because American values like democracy and multiculturalism still matter.
Nov 4, 2016

Supreme Court rejects voting rights challenge: the Yakima connection

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously rejected an effort from Texas to exclude non-citizens, non-voters and children from government representation.
Apr 4, 2016
Liliana Caracoza takes the oath of citizenship at a ceremony in Tacoma in September 2014. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Apply for citizenship! America needs your vote in November

There’s still time for Legal Permanent Residents to apply for citizenship and vote to choose our next President in November.
Jan 28, 2016
“We need to start small and think big,” organizer Michael Charles said, emphasizing get out the vote efforts for 2016. (Photo by Laura Bernstein)

10 ways to make Seattle politics more inclusive in 2016

Voter turnout was a top priority for the panel of young politicos of color who gathered for some post-election analysis of Seattle politics.
Nov 11, 2015
(Photo from Flickr by Eric Hersman)

Should Seattle give noncitizens the vote?

Politically active Seattleites who aren't citizens say they're frustrated to be excluded from local elections.
Sep 18, 2015