For Immediate Release — August 31, 2018 —
Washington, D.C. — The nation's Secretaries of State established September as National Voter Registration Month in 2002 to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.
“Voting is the very bedrock of our democracy. I encourage all citizens to register and make their voices heard,” said NASS President and Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos. “If you are already registered to vote, take a moment to check with your Secretary of State or local election official to make sure your information is current. I would also encourage voters to become poll workers. There are few better ways to serve your community.”
States have different eligibility conditions, deadlines and tools to register and check voter registration status. To learn more about your state’s specific requirements visit canivote.org, a helpful nonpartisan website created by state election officials to help eligible Americans learn how and where to go vote.
NASS members will also partner with other non-profits and organizations to promote National Voter Registration Day, which is Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
In addition, the hashtag #ReadytoVote will be used by NASS and its members to promote the month on social media.
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