More than 400 Registration Events Planned for National Voter Registration Day
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, the League of Women Voters will be registering thousands of new voters as part of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide effort to register voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
“The level of interest in registration and voting this year, especially among young people, is unprecedented,” said Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters. “This Tuesday, thousands of our volunteers will get to work at schools and libraries, sporting events and transit stops, theatres and community centers, in hundreds of places nationwide, to ensure Americans know about pending voter registration deadlines to participate in this year’s pivotal elections.”
Since the holiday was founded in 2012, the League has been the largest on-the-ground partner organization. This year more than 400 League affiliates are participating in NVRD by hosting voter registration events in more than forty states.
“We want to make sure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to have their voice heard this November,” said Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters. “As voters, we have the power to decide who will represent us, and that starts with being registered.”
Thousands of organizations, companies, and celebrities will be taking part by registering new voters and getting the word out that participating in our elections starts with registering.
“Now is the time to check your registration status if you’ve moved or changed your name,” reminds Jeanette Senecal, Senior director of Mission Impact for the League. “Our election tool VOTE411.org is a great place to get started.”
Voters can check if their registration is up to date by entering their current address on VOTE411.org. The site also provides election information including polling place locations and hours, what issues and candidates will be on each voter’s ballot, and if any ID is needed to vote.
Help us celebrate NVRD by reminding people in your life to register to vote. Spread the word now so that every American who wants to vote on Election Day is registered and has their voice heard.
Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]