Today we had our gallery walk. We laid out all our work; the notes we’d taken, our rough draft pamphlet of each candidate's ballot points and our voter registration certification. As people came through we informed them of the reason for our project, what we were doing and how they could get involved. It was exciting to see how receptive and engaged people were about this issue and how they also felt passionately. An interesting observation I made, was those that were more engaged were either seniors or teachers. When freshman came and asked us about our project it was clear they did not fully understand nor appreciate the impact, even further proving our very broad youth apathy theory. A suggestion was made to us twice, by two different people that we should have a poll/mock vote at the school about who the majority of students would vote for. Although I like the idea and took it into consideration with Grace, it slightly goes against our mission of being and staying completely unbiased. I think it could create an unwanted shift as well as an uncomfortable divide within the school, and one that we do not want. I also took some notes on what people said and I feel we need to focus on the following before our voter booth is setup: to start we are going to reach out to Sara Price’s student teacher who will hopefully give us a good resource to talk to at the college and get things going up there. Second we need to nail down what we want to have at the voter registration booth, because the more streamlined and engaging it is, the more effective it will be. Last but not least it is important we have a clear idea of the voting system so that we can answer all questions posed to us, accurately. Our voter registration booths will be outside Animas on April 6th and 7th.
Our gallery walk display!