September 25th is National Voter Registration Day, and libraries across the country are participating in this event. National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will be observed on Tuesday, September 25th this year. The holiday has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). It is further supported by the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).
Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote. National Voter Registration Day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise. The midterm election is coming up on November 6th, and we want to make sure that you are ready to vote.
Are you registered to vote? Do you need to update your information? Need to know where to vote? The Secretary of State makes it easy for voters and potential voters:
Remember, if you have moved or changed your name, you will need to re-register to vote. All of our branches have voter registration forms available, so you don’t have to go online to complete the process. Come in soon, though, because the deadline to be able to vote in the midterm election is Wednesday, October 10th.
For more information about voting in Missouri, visit the Secretary of State’s page.