On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, San Mateo County Libraries joins thousands of volunteers, celebrities, organizations, businesses, and elected officials from all over the country in celebrating National Voter Registration Day. Together, we are striving to
- Create an awareness of voter registration opportunities
- Ensure every American is registered to vote at their current address in time for the next election
This single day of coordinated grassroots, digital, and media efforts are aimed at reaching many new eligible voters who would not register otherwise. Let’s celebrate democracy and make a difference together by registering to vote! If you aren't registered, have moved since Election Day 2015, or aren’t sure if your voting information is up to date, you can register online or visit one of our community libraries on September 27 and library staff will assist you in registering.
National Voter Registration Day was created in response to over 6,000,000 Americans in 2008 reporting they didn’t vote as a result of missing the registration deadline or not knowing how to register. A diverse, non-partisan group, who have championed the holiday since its founding in 2012, spearhead this national holiday and recently received official support from the White House. Learn more about this holiday, other local events, and online voter registration tools from the National Voter Registration Day website.
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