State has made it easy for all to cast a ballot | Letter to the Editor

Here in Washington state we are very fortunate. Our legislature has made registering to vote, and voting, very easy. There has been no effort to disenfranchise any group of voters.

If you are not registered, you can do so when you get your drivers license.  You can pick up a registration form at any of the public schools. You can go online at to register. You can go to a King County library and they will print a form for you or show you how to register online. You just have to be motivated enough to register.

Then when it comes time to vote our legislature has made that easy, too. Your ballot will be mailed to you and all you have to do is is vote your mind and mail it it. If you don’t have the price of a postage stamp, Plateau Outreach Ministries will give you a stamp and then you can just walk across the street to the post office and mail it.  Plateau Outreach Ministries will not show any interest in how you vote or encourage you to vote in any particular way, they will just hand you a stamp, so that nothing will stand in the way of your constitutional right to vote.

Now, I, on the other hand, will encourage you to vote in a particular way. We have a school bond to vote on. I strongly encourage a “yes” vote on this bond. The school board has been very responsible in its use of tax revenue. Since there is nothing in Enumclaw that is more valuable than our children, it is of utmost importance to upgrade our schools to accommodate the influx of students in the district and to make sure that our children have access to state-of-the-art technology in the high school science and math programs. Our children should not be handicapped in college, or on the job, by a substandard education, due to not having adequate facilities in the science classes.

We have many phenomenal students, who will make our community thrive, if we care enough to give them the education they deserve.

Vote “yes” for schools on April 28.

Alexes Shuman