National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking to the streets to help people register. This summer, voting rights issues took center stage as President Obama, activists, and legislators marked the Voting Rights Act anniversary in August, highlighting the importance of ensuring states’ restrictions are not reversing progress for minorities; particularly African Americans.

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For today’s events, volunteers are located at transportation hubs, retail stores, sporting events, and concerts, and they’re using technology to help eligible voters find registration drives nearby and register to vote online. Civil rights leaders, celebrities, legislators, and activists are on board to support spreading the word about today’s efforts to ensure any eligible U.S. citizen is knowledgeable about their voting rights and how to register.

 

Also, organizations including the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund, Bipartisan Policy Center, Bus Federation Civic Fund, Fair Elections Legal Network, League of Women Voters, National Association of Secretaries of State, Nonprofit VOTE, Rock the Vote, and Voto Latino are engaged in communities to get tens of thousands of voters registered to vote online and offline. More than 600 voter registration events are being hosted nationwide as part of this year’s NVRD.

Check out the action, from volunteers to legislators, and find out more information on voter registration events below: