For Immediate Release
Sept. 19, 2023
Washington, D.C. – In collaboration with members of the elections community, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is pleased to celebrate today, September 19, 2023, as National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). This nonpartisan effort encourages eligible citizens across the country to register to vote and become more aware of the election process overall.
“National Voter Registration Day is a great national initiative to promote the significance of registering to vote,” stated NASS President and Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab. “It’s imperative for eligible Americans to be proactive in ensuring their registration is up-to-date and they know who to contact for questions about the election process. If you haven’t registered to vote yet or are unsure of your voter status, today is an excellent time to act.”
The NVRD Steering Committee is led by NASS Executive Board Secretary and Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams and NASS President-elect and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, both of whom serve as Chief Election Officials.
“National Voter Registration Day plays a valuable role in encouraging political participation and reminding voters to check their registration information,” said Adams. “I’m optimistic this National Voter Registration Day will build on the success of prior years.”
“On National Voter Registration Day, I’m calling on everyone who’s eligible to vote: remember the power you have when you make your voice heard at the ballot box,” said Simon. “From local elections in your town or city, to the nationwide contests coming up soon, results matter. Get registered to vote today!”
Election officials and NVRD partners will use the hashtag #VoteReady in support of the day on social media.
As a reminder, each state’s voter registration requirements and deadlines differ. Visit NASS’s nonpartisan CanIVote.org site to check voter registration requirements and status by state.
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