#CelebrateNVRD on Tuesday, September 24!
September is going to be a busy month: back-to-school, Labor Day, Constitution Day and the second annual National Voter Registration Day.
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a non-partisan effort, is Tuesday, September 24, 2013; mark your calendars!
Last year, over 300,000 Americans registered to vote through NVRD partner locations and websites. In just a few short weeks, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will once again hit the streets for this important civic event. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities.
Youth participation in elections drops sharply in off-year and mid-term elections, but college and university administrators, faculty, staff and students can help to reverse that trend. Registering to vote and updating registration information regularly is essential to increasing electoral participation of college students because they are often first-time voters who move frequently.
Will your campus participate?
To get involved, first you should sign up to participate in National Voter Registration Day by clicking Partner with Us at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org.
Then you should consider helping to organize a voter registration event on your campus or link your existing event to NVRD to take advantage of the many resources the coalition has to offer and to see your event listed on the NVRD national map.
You will find additional resources, including samples and communications to leverage in the National Voter Registration Day Communications Toolkit, which can be found at http://www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org/toolkit.
Lastly, you can take advantage of two calls in the beginning of September. The first will be regarding communications at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT on Monday, September 9, 2013. The second will be about voter registration events and will be held at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. These are great opportunities to get questions answered and brainstorm about your participation in NVRD. To participate in either of these calls, go to http://www.readytalk.com and enter 3578683 in the Participant Access Code box on the top left-side of the page. To get audio along with the webinar, call (866) 740-1260 and enter 3578683#.