September 26 is National Voter Registration Day 2017

The League of Women Voters Upper St. Croix Valley plans to help people in Polk and Burnett counties register to vote.

On September 26, 2017, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November.

With important local and state elections approaching 2018 primaries months away, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box this year and next. National Voter Registration Day is the right place to start by getting registered.

That is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation.

Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2017. Partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events nationwide and leverage #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on all social media platforms to drive attention to voter registration and the midterm elections.

The League of Women Voters Upper St. Croix Valley is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. On September 26, the league will engage citizens and register voters by putting up displays at local libraries across the two counties. Local league members will be on hand at several of the libraries to help people register.

The effort’s website, www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country. Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. More than two million Americans have registered to vote on this day since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.

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