The 2018 midterm elections are less than a month away. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, it’s time to get on board! Here are some easy ways for you to make sure that your voice is heard this November:
National Voter Registration Day is September 26.
National Voter Registration Day is September 26, and it’s a good idea to take advantage of this opportunity.
The date of this event is marked by a red banner on the side of buildings throughout the country. This year, it falls on Sunday, September 26th; however, if you’re unsure about how long until your state holds elections (or if you’re planning on voting early), consult with your local elections office for information about when they are holding primaries or general elections in your area.
If you don’t see any flags out front but still want to register to vote: You can do so at many locations across America! Just ask an adult who looks like they might be able to help—they’ll probably know where there’s one nearby!
This will be the first presidential election in 50 years without protections from the Voting Rights Act.
In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act to protect African Americans’ right to vote. The law prohibited discriminatory practices in voting, including literacy tests and poll taxes.
But in 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the formula used by Congress to determine which states were subject to federal oversight was outdated—a decision that invalidated protections for more than half of our country’s African American citizens who are registered voters today.
You can register to vote online with these sites.
- You can register to vote online with these sites.
- The importance of voting and the importance of registering to vote.
- The sites you can use to register.
Register to vote today.
You can register to vote in person, by mail, or online if you’re unsure about where to go or when. Check out our step-by-step guide for more information on how to register.
Registering is easy! Just go to the city or county elections office nearest you—the list below will help you find which one works best for your area:
- Register Online at VoteReelection.com
- Register by Mail (PDF)
Registration is easy, fast, and accessible. It also helps streamline the voter registration process for others. And registering to vote doesn’t have to be just a one-time thing—you can register again when you move or update your information.