National Voter Registration Day 2014 is set to be the biggest yet, surpassing the total number of partners in 2012 and 2013.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over 2,000 groups in all 50 states have joined forces to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, the largest single-day effort of the year to register voters and involve them in the American political process. Now in its third year, more than 350,000 voters have registered on National Voter Registration Day through field and online efforts by thousands of partners and supporters.
The effort will bring together businesses, non-profits, volunteer organizations, and celebrity supporters for a coordinated day of national civic action. National Voter Registration Day organizers will host events all over the country, publish and promote online materials, and organize volunteers on and around September 23rd.
In 2014, this national day of civic action once again boasts the support and recognition of the National Association of Secretaries of State, which passed a five-year resolution proclaiming the fourth Tuesday of September as National Voter Registration Day. This year’s National Voter Registration Day is particularly important as Americans will vote in national and statewide elections. Ballots will include contests for 471 congressional seats, 36 governorships, the makeup of 46 state legislatures, and thousands of local elections that will impact families at home, including their communities, cities, school systems, local parks, and much more.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN:
• Celebrities will register voters and generate buzz at surprise locations.
• Volunteers will register eligible voters across the country with marquee events taking place in New York City; Miami; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Antonio, TX; Portland, OR; Denver, CO; and Boone, NC.
• Technology will be leveraged to help eligible voters find local voter registration events and to register to vote online.
• Like previous years, the day’s official hashtag—#CelebrateNVRD—will trend nationally and reach millions of Americans.
• A network of grassroots and local organizations will engage potential voters in their local communities.
• Hundreds of thousands of voters will be registering to vote online and in their communities in a single day.
A recently re-launched website, including a mobile-friendly version, will make it easier than ever to get involved by registering to vote and volunteering at hundreds of events across the nation. The new site features resources for partners to plan and promote their voter registration events on September 23rd with field planning and communications toolkits, posters, social media graphics, and much more.
Some partners include National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), Voto Latino, Rock the Vote, Tumblr, League of Women Voters, YWCA, APALA, HeadCount and others.
To learn more about National Voter Registration Day, visit www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. Follow the conversation on social media via the hashtag #CelebrateNVRD, on Facebook at facebook.com/CelebrateNVRD, on Twitter at twitter.com/CelebrateNVRD, and on Instagram at instagram.com/CelebrateNVRD.
About National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is a one-day effort of coordinated field, technology, and media initiatives to create pervasive awareness of voter registration and voting. Led by thousands of national, state, and local organizations and their volunteers, National Voter Registration Day is to civic engagement what Earth Day is to environmental awareness. National Voter Registration Day, which started in 2012, is held every fourth Tuesday in September—before voter registration deadlines nationwide—and is designed to remind and encourage eligible Americans to prepare to exercise their most basic civil right, their right to vote.