How to celebrate National Voter Registration Day (even if you’re registered)

Celebrated every September, National Voter Registration Day involves volunteers and organizations from all over the country hitting the streets in a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts.

On Sept. 19, we’re celebrating our most foundational American right and joining the 11th-annual national effort to get Americans registered.
First observed in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday to honor our democracy. An estimated 5 million voters have gotten registered on this day over the past decade, and millions more voters have confirmed or updated their registrations.
As the state’s pre-eminent voting rights organization, Civic Nebraska is joining in – find us at The Foundry, 211 N. 14th St. in Lincoln, from 2 to 4 pm on Sept. 19, helping Nebraskans get registered.
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. That means educating Nebraskans and Americans about how to register, sign up for election reminders, request mail-in ballots, learn about early voting options, and more.
Census figures show that as many as one in four eligible Americans aren’t registered to vote – and every year, millions of eligible Americans aren’t able to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or are unsure how to register.
This is a day of civic unity: National Voter Registration Day is an opportunity to enjoy the rights and opportunities we all share and to celebrate our democracy. So check your statusget registered, encourage others to do the same, and help them if they need it. That’s participation with purpose! 

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