San Luis Obispo organizations are hosting an informative rally on voting at Mitchell Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The socially-distant, non-partisan rally aligns itself with how important local voting is. Organizers will discuss what’s covered in the ballot, and will offer music, prizes and food.
“The purpose is to increase voter registration, amount of ballots submitted, and give people the information to make an informed vote,” Women’s March SLO communications lead Andrea Chmelik said. “This is a great opportunity to learn about the community, yet it is critical to improve how many people vote. Making decisions for themselves, people must be responsible in raising the percentage of voter-turnout being just 55.5 percent last year.”
Each organization will contribute to going over measures and propositions on voters’ ballots. The opinions of presidential candidates will not be discussed. People presenting the measures and propositions on the ballot won’t offer recommendations on how to vote, they will only offer information on the ballot measures, Chmelik said.
Loaves in Solidarity is bringing fresh bread loaves baked in Los Osos. The bread ingredients are sourced locally and raise money for Black, Indigenous and People of Color initiatives.
Individuals 16 and 17-years-old can pre-register to vote in the next election.