National Voter Registration Day
The goal for this year’s annual National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation in the 2017 state and municipal elections across the country by encouraging Americans to register to vote and make their voices heard at the ballot box. While national elections get the media attention, local elections in many ways have a more direct impact on people’s lives, including the quality of roads and transit systems, the schools our kids attend, parks and greenways, public safety, and more.
Though Kentucky won’t have any elections until 2018, other states of which our students may be residents are.
Since its founding in 2012, National Voter Registration Day has grown into a massive cultural and civic event with nationwide reach. U.S. citizens can register to vote at hundreds of events across the nation and online here.
Supporters can also follow National Voter Registration Day activities through social media on September 26th by searching #NationalVoterRegistrationDay.