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I’m Registered To Vote, Are You?

By Brenda Ponnay

National Voter Registration Day is was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, this year it will be on Tuesday, September 24th.

Are you registered to vote? (it takes 30 seconds) You can check to see you whether you are at Vote.org. If not you can do it online here at USA.gov.  (Citizens living overseas and military voters should visit Overseas Voting Foundation.) Now, that you know how easy it is, ask your friends and family if they are registered.

Also, have you considered helping out and registering others?  On National Voter Registration Day, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” in a single day in a single coordinated effort. Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register.

Overhead picture of "I'm Registered To Vote, Are You?" Stickers with 2-inch circle punch

The first step to getting people to the polls is making sure they are registered voters. If you want to be one of the volunteers out there to help others with their Voter Registration, here’s how you can do it. Election Day is six weeks and we want EVERYONE to vote!

Here organizations focused on registering voters and looking for volunteers:

1. When We All Vote
2. Rock The Vote
3. League of Women Voters
4. HeadCount

Also, you can find National Voter Registration Day Events that have already been organized by going to their website. Just plug in your zip code to find the ones nearest to you.

But tomorrow is not the only day to register voters. Even though there are different voter registration deadlines by state (and, you can find them here at HeadCount) you can and should keep going. The organizations above not only provide volunteer opportunities but training, too.  And, if you want to organize your own Voter Registration Drive, here’s a best-practices and training guide by Rock The Vote.

Close-up picture of "I'm Registered To Vote, Are You?" Sticker being cut by 2-inch circle punch

We made these “I’m Registered To Vote Are You?” stickers to get the conversations started!

Feel free to use. Click here for our “I’M REGISTERED TO VOTE ARE YOU” sticker printable. It’s simple! Just click, print on sticker paper, and cut out or use a handy 2-inch circle punch.

Let’s Get Out The Vote, friends!

P.S.  here’s a comprehensive Voter Registration Action Plan for you to use.

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About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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