Today's Kindness #387: September 19, 2023
🗳️Register To Vote!🗳️
National Voter Registration Day in September urges citizens to register to vote. Make your vote count!
More than 300,000 Americans registered to vote on the inaugural day of the observance in 2012. That number jumped to 800,000 in 2018. The day helps to ensure eligible voters register in their districts each year. The awareness campaign provides valuable information for each state, too. Timed ideally a few months before some of the bigger elections of the year, the day places information in the hands of the voters at the right time.
Hundreds of local, state, and national organizations are driving the day and bringing it to you, too. Partner organizations also help by coordinating thousands of public events to bring awareness about ballot initiatives, local elections, and voter registration.
If your right to vote means anything to you, make sure you are registered. While registration isn't required in every state, every state has minimum requirements. Knowing what they are and being prepared to vote is an essential part of a democracy.
Learn about your voter rights and requirements. Be informed by checking where your polling place is. You can also learn more about mail-in voting. If you have any questions about voter registration, all the answers are conveniently located in one place. Each state has different requirements. So, if you've moved recently, be sure to know the requirements where you live. Make your vote count. Visit www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org to learn more. You can also go to websites like Vote Like A Beast (From Rhett & Link), Vote.org, Ballot Ready, and Go Vote Colorado for up-to-date information!
Register to vote and use #VoterRegistrationDay, #Vote, #YourVoteMatters, etc. to post on social media.
Other Ways You Can Help:
- Pump it up with a rally
What's more American than a good old-fashioned rally? Get some speakers, throw in some entertainment, and, of course, assemble voter registration tables. Make it a fun event with a purpose.
- Volunteer to knock on doors
Walking the neighborhood is a great way to meet people. Remember, National Voter Registration Day is not about hyping any one party. It's about educating voters and getting out the vote. Plus, all the exercise is good for your thighs.
There are lots of ways to volunteer on National Voter Registration Day. Not only can you sign up voters, but you can also create a social media page, design a flyer, or take a carpool of friends to an event. Be creative. You can also help support a candidate by volunteering to help with their campaign!
"It's not enough to just want change ... You have to go and make a change by voting."
~ Taylor Swift