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LWV-WI to Participate in National Voter Registration Day, September 24 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze   
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:33

univ-student-voteNationwide 50-state effort will inform the public about voting and help voters register to vote.


MADISON, WI – The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is proud to join and celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 24th. The nationwide 50-state effort to register voters is the largest single, registration day in the country.

Leagues in communities all across Wisconsin will be participating in National Voter Registration Day by informing the public about voting and helping voters register to vote. Some League members will be in their local high schools registering and educating new voters.

Other League members are planning to do registration events throughout the week in various public locations in their communities. There are over 35 registration events already planned across Wisconsin, many of which are League sponsored. Wisconsin residents can find a National Voter Registration Day event near them online at https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/events/.

“We’re really proud that the League helped register more than 12,000 voters across the state in 2018. Our goal is to continue registering as many eligible voters as possible this fall, and participating in National Voter Registration Day is an important part of reaching our goal,” said Eileen Newcomer, Voter Education Coordinator for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. “We appreciate the attention National Voter Registration Day brings to remind voters to get registered. It’s never too early to check your registration status and make sure you’re registered to vote at your current address. The League is here to help anyone who needs it.”

Wisconsin voters can register and vote on Election Day because Wisconsin has Election Day Registration. Yet, even with Election Day Registration, the League recommends voters register in advance. Wisconsin residents can register to vote online at myvote.wi.gov.

The League invites the public to join us in celebrating National Voter Registration Day by checking their registration status, attending a registration event, and asking their friends and family if they are registered and ready to vote. We also encourage people to reach out to the League of Women Voters to find out how they can help with voter registration and join the voter service teams in their community.

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The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan political organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. There are 20 local Leagues in Wisconsin. More information at lwvwi.org.

 
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