National Voter Registration Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Tuesday of September. First celebrated in 2012, it is a nonpartisan civic holiday that celebrates our democracy, and one that involves the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, election officials, and more from all over the country. This year, National Voter Registration Day will take place on September 22. Together, we will aim to shatter all previous records and register more voters on the holiday than ever before through online efforts and thousands of in-person events in communities nationwide. By engaging thousands of community and online partners and volunteers in a massive single-day event, we saturate the media, light up the internet, and reach hundreds of thousands of new voters who haven’t yet registered or need to update their registration before the November elections. National Voter Registration Day is supported by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the National Association of Election Officials (Election Center) and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The holiday’s Steering Committee is composed of a diverse, non-partisan group of civic and business leaders, as well as, election officials from both sides of the aisle.
Why We Celebrate National Voter Registration Day...
There is an information gap that prevents voting eligible citizens from getting registered to vote, casting a ballot, and having their voices heard in our democracy. Voters need to register or update their registration for reasons such as moving to a new address, turning 18, becoming a citizen, or changing their names. Many Americans are unaware of this need and miss deadlines in their states that prevent them from voting.
Have you registered yet? If not, click below to register and pledge to vote today!
For a list of clerks for drop boxes, click HERE
To find your polling place, click HERE