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September 28, 2021Advocacy Matters

National Voter Registration Day

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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National Voter Registration Day

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Today is National Voter Registration Day! It is a day to celebrate democracy.

Organizations across the country are collaborating to register people to vote and ask individuals to update their registration if they have moved or changed their name. The goal is to register 1 million individuals, including people with disabilities today.

No matter our backgrounds or political beliefs, we believe democracy works for all of us. To participate in democracy, every eligible American needs to be registered and ready to cast a ballot. While there are no federal-level races on the ballot in November, local and state elections do matter. It is at the local level that we decide who will manage our schools, public transportation, local policing, and more.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 4 Americans reported not being registered to vote in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Surveys of unregistered voters indicate the main reasons why voters did not register to vote. Some people said they did not know how to register, or they did not have time. Some said they recently moved or kept forgetting.

National Voter Registration Day is an effort to remind eligible voters to register or update their registration. We do not want unregistered voters to continue to be left out of our democratic process.

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There are action steps to take before the end of today to register or update your registration.

Visit www.disabilityrightspa.org and find links that will take you to your state’s voter registration page.

 

Links:

National Voter Registration Day

American Association of People with Disabilities National Voter Registration Week

To register or check your voter registration status