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West Fest - Rainy doesn't stop us

September 1, 2016

–By Katherine Kerwin–

It was a rainy day at Elver Park in Madison on Saturday. But the Gear Up Van was on site for West Fest! And staff helped to Gear Up voters for the November election. We partnered with the Madison City Clerk’s office and the Dane County LWV to register voters and answer questions folks had about the location of their polling site and early voting dates. The park was bustling with ethnic food trucks and children attractions such as (drumroll please) a bouncy house! (Next time maybe we'll include one with our tour.)

It's great to see so many parents bringing their children by the League and City Clerk’s table to teach their little ones how important it is to register to vote. The Clerk's office even offered an activity where kids could draw their own voter ID’s. All in all, despite the drizzle the first year of West Fest was a success and we're glad to have been a part of it.