National Voter Registration Day is coming next week, September 26! Here are three things we’re most excited about:
Registering and voting is, hands-down, the BEST way for each of us to decide what happens in our country. Healthcare. The environment. Immigration. Our place in the world. It all comes down to the people we elect. Eager to make a difference? Start by becoming a loud and proud supporter of voter registration!
Since 2012, over 1.4 million people have registered to vote or updated their registration as part of National Voter Registration Day, celebrated annually on the 4th Tuesday in September. This year and next, millions of Americans will come out to vote in pivotal local, state and federal elections, making crucial decisions about the leaders we want representing us and shaping the policies that affect our lives. National Voter Registration Day is the perfect time to ask the people in our lives to register and vote.
More than 300 Local League of Women Voters affiliates will be registering voters in their communities on 9/26, along with more than 2,500 other participating partners nationwide! That means that from coast to coast, in the media and online, LOTS of people will be hearing the message that voter registration is important. Residents of most states must be registered to vote, and have their registration updated to reflect their current address, name, and other personal information, ahead of Election Day.
Find out your state’s voter registration deadline here, visit National Voter Registration Day to find out about local events where you can get registered, follow #nationalvoterregistrationday on social media, or find your local League of Women Voters to see what they have planned.
Anybody can participate in National Voter Registration Day! Even if you can’t attend or host an in-person registration drive, you have an important role to play! Take to social media to talk about why voting is important to you and urging your networks to get registered. Or, send an email to your friends and family, letting them know that there could be elections in their area this year (VOTE411 can help them find out!) and encouraging them to make sure their voter registration is up to date.