Voter registration is a critical point on the road to Election Day participation – if you are not registered you can’t vote. Yet, every election, millions of students miss the stop or take a wrong turn by failing to register or to update their address by their state deadline. In fact, 38% of eligible student voters were not registered during the last midterm election in 2014.
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), first observed in 2012, was launched to ensure that every eligible citizen has the opportunity to vote. Celebrated every year on the 4th Tuesday in September, NVRD is a day of action to celebrate democracy. Volunteers across the nation hold nonpartisan voter registration events enabling eligible voters to fulfill their civic responsibility and assure their access to the ballot box.
Hosting NVRD events on campuses is an easy way to showcase the importance of active and informed citizenship. Through these celebratory events, it is one of the best ways to ensure students are not only registered before state deadlines but excited and ready to participate.
In this webinar, attendees will learn how to become an NVRD partner and presenters will share tools and resources to help campuses organize successful events. Strategies for promoting the holiday, coordinating registration drives, and hosting nonpartisan educational events – all with the goal of increasing democratic participation – will be shared.