Today is National Voter Registration Day!
Voter registration is more important than ever this year, as COVID-19 has changed the landscape of voting this election year. The wide array of changes to voting policy occurring in response to the coronavirus outbreak make it even more crucial that voters register or update their registrations as needed well in advance of Election Day.
That’s why thousands of organizations, companies, celebrities, and everyday Americans across the country are spreading the word about the importance of checking your voter registration—and a record-breaking nearly 600 League partners across the country are joining them.
From coast to coast today, League volunteers are out in their communities—and at their computers—with more than 850 planned events and virtual actions! They’re working with schools to make registration announcements over loudspeakers. They’re setting up drive-through registration booths. They’re donning masks and sitting outside grocery stores and affordable housing complexes. And they’re getting creative with innovative ways to reach voters at home, from home—with everything from Zoom parties to all-out social media blitzes.
We all have one goal in mind: Make sure every American has the opportunity to vote this year.
Here are a few steps you can take to help, right from the safety of your home:
- If people you know need to register, or may need to update their registration due to a move, being displaced by COVID, or any other reason, point them toward VOTE411.org—LWV's source for accurate and localized election information.
- Encourage your social networks, email contacts, friends, and family to ACT EARLY this election year. We can all do our part—but only if we’re registered before state deadlines.
- Check out #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on social media for great shareable content and graphics.
Voter registration is the key to ensuring that all Americans can make their voice heard in the 2020 election. Now is the time to help voters get ready to cast their ballots.
With each voter we register, we are helping to get as many people participating in our elections as possible. Help us make sure no one is left out.