WASHINGTON – This year, civic organizations around the country recognize September 20th as National Voter Registration Day, registering hundreds of thousands of voters in a single day. The League of Women Voters has served as a major founding partner in National Voter Registration Day since 2012, and each year Leagues across the country host registration events and activities to mark the occasion. This year, Leagues will host over 600 registration events and virtual activities in communities nationwide.
“Our number one goal at the League is to ensure that every American has the opportunity to vote,” said Dr. Deborah Turner, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States. “As the nation’s largest and longest-standing volunteer-driven voter registration organization, we know that registering people to vote provides the pathway to a stronger, more representative democracy. That is why National Voter Registration Day is so important.”
The League of Women Voters works year-round to make sure all Americans, especially Black voters, Latino voters, first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, and Americans with limited income have the opportunity to vote. The League serves voters in all 50 states and in over 700 communities across the country.
“National Voter Registration Day is an important day to encourage all Americans to check their registration status and talk to their friends about the importance of voting,” said Maggie Bush, programs and outreach director for the League of Women Voters of the United States. “We plan registration drives at locations that reach large numbers of first-time voters, including high schools, community colleges, and naturalization ceremonies. Voter registration is the key to ensuring that all Americans can make their voice heard in the midterm elections.”
Along with in-person and digital events, the League and partner organizations will continue to encourage online voter registration and promote the League’s nonpartisan election tool, VOTE411.org. The website, available in English and Spanish, serves as a one-stop shop for all state-specific election information.
“Each year, we help tens of thousands of Americans register online at VOTE411.org,” said Jeanette Senecal, senior director of mission impact for the League of Women Voters of the United States. “VOTE411 provides all the information voters need to ensure their voices are heard on Election Day. This is a critical election year, and we all have the power to determine the future for our communities. We encourage all voters to make a voting plan this fall, and the first step is getting registered.”
Forty-two states and DC offer online voter registration, and deadlines will start closing in early October. Learn more about National Voter Registration Day or find a local event HERE.
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The League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) has tapped into the power of young people through its Youth Voter Registration project since 2010. In the spring of 2022 alone, 87 League volunteer teams across the country hosted close to 900 events and registered 22,406 youth in high schools, technical schools, community colleges, youth shelters, and at community events like protests, rallies, and festivals.