You Voted for Trails: Here's What's Next
The results of 2020 elections continue to be reported across the country. This year, many voters have submitted their ballots by mail. As a result, the counting of those ballots will occur over the next few days and weeks.
It seems we may have only reached a false summit in our election journey. It has been a long climb but it looks like we still have a little ways to go.
Last night, the results of 2020 elections were reported across the country. This year, many voters have submitted their ballots by mail. As a result, the counting of those ballots will occur over the next few days and weeks.
While all of us are ready to put the election behind us and get to work, WTA is also committed to making sure that every vote counts. One of the best ways to speak up for public lands and trails is to vote. So we want to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard in each undecided race.
As hikers, we know that information on planning ahead and staying up to date on current conditions is key to any outdoor experience. And just like our Hiking Guide helps you plan hikes, our Vote for Trails webpage can help you out with election-related resources and information. Here’s what you can find:
- Links so you can track your ballot and make sure it was counted (no matter where you are in Washington) and where you can view election results.
- Resources for a few organizations that are ensuring that our elections are conducted through fair and democratic processes.
- Links to sign up for our Trail Action Network, to get any further updates through email.
- Information on the impact of elections to trails and public lands.
Finally, regardless of where this election leads us, know that WTA is here for you and trails. A key success story in this election is the sheer number of people who took part in it. We are so pleased to see so many people making their voices heard. This passion and civic engagement is what we need — together we can build a strong future for trails in Washington.