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It's National Voter Registration Day!

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Voter registration is more important than ever this year, as COVID-19 has changed the landscape of voting this election year. The wide array of changes to voting policy occurring in response to the coronavirus outbreak make it even more crucial that voters register or update their registrations as needed well in advance of Election Day. 

From coast to coast today, League volunteers are out in their communities—and at their computers—with more than 850 planned events and virtual actions! They’re working with schools to make registration announcements over loudspeakers. They’re setting up drive-through registration booths. They’re donning masks and sitting outside grocery stores and affordable housing complexes. And they’re getting creative with innovative ways to reach voters at home, from home—with everything from Zoom parties to all-out social media blitzes.  

Leagues are also using NVRD as a launching pad for other critical election activities. In Michigan, one team is posting photos of local ballot drop boxes and their locations on their social media so voters are prepared. In Buffalo, NY, the League is using NVRD as a starting point to distribute thousands of early voting information materials to area voters. And in Chippewa, WI, League leaders will be out in force at food distribution sites to share voter information and bring attention to the fact that they’ve placed multiple absentee ballot information centers across their community!  

Online, we’ve seen millions more voters come to VOTE411 than expected for this point in the year. Voter interest is high and we’re thrilled that a growing number of corporate sponsors and coalition partners—like the National Voter Registration coalition—are helping spread the word about VOTE411’s incredible resources for voters. 

Get Involved 

Here are a few steps you can take to help, right from the safety of your home: 

  • If people you know need to register, or may need to update their registration due to a move, being displaced by COVID, or any other reason, point them toward—LWV's source for accurate and localized election information. 

  • Encourage your social networks, email contacts, friends, and family to ACT EARLY this election year. We can all do our part—but only if we’re registered before state deadlines.  

  • Check out #NationalVoterRegistrationDay for great shareable content and graphics across social media. 

With each voter we register, we are helping to get as many people participating as possible. Help us make sure no one is left out. 

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