Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day! It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity ever since.
Volunteers across the country will be coming together to make sure every eligible person has the opportunity to vote in November.
According to a website dedicated to the day, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they missed a registration deadline, failed to update their registration or are unsure of how to register at all.
About National Voter Registration Day:
- Registering Voters: In 2016 over 750,000 voters used National Voter Registration Day to register to vote across all 50 states.
- Mobilizing Volunteers: Each year the holiday’s growing number of local partners engage upwards to 10,000 local volunteers.
- Educating Voters: Millions of voters need to register and re-register every year. By utilizing new technology and leveraging partners, we’ll educate Americans in all 50 states about how to register, sign up for election reminders, check their registration online, get mail ballots, learn about early voting and more.
- Uniting for a Common Purpose: National Voter Registration Day is a day of civic unity. It’s an opportunity to set aside differences and celebrate democracy and the rights and opportunities we all share as Americans.