Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day is a coordinated effort to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. Today volunteers and organizations from all over the country are holding registration events.
The League of Women Voters is registering thousands of new voters as part of National Voter Registration Day.
“The level of interest in registration and voting this year, especially among young people, is unprecedented,” said Chris Carson, president of the U.S. 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 National Voter Registration Day by hosting voter registration events in more than 40 states.
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 celebrate National Voter Registration Day by reminding friends, relatives, and neighbors 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.