Hi! I'm Ella, the creator of Vote Barrington. I am a high schooler in the Barrington Area passionate about civic engagement. I have been raised to value voting, and in my family, voting for the first time is the same kind of landmark as getting your driver's license or graduating high school.
After hearing lot of my peers express frustration about an inability to help with nationwide political issues, I realized that many of them hadn't been exposed to voting the way I have been. I firmly believe that all politics are local, and many major problems can start to
be addressed at a local level. I decided to develop Vote Barrington as the focus of my Girl Scout Gold Award to help educate fellow teenagers and my broader community about local government and voting. The Gold Award process has been challenging and exciting, and I have loved learning more about the government structures that help our community function every day. I hope Vote Barrington has helped you learn more about Barrington area government and empowered you to go vote!