No doubt elections are important and you can’t vote if you’re not registered.
To encourage people to register, a voter registration drive is being held today on the campus of Michigan Tech, part of National Voter Registration Day.
The event brings together over 2,500 partners nationwide with the goal of increasing participation in the 2017 state and municipal elections across the country.
Organizers say while national elections get the media attention, local elections in many ways have a more direct impact on people’s lives.
Local residents and students, staff, and faculty are invited to come and fill out voter registration forms and talk with the League of Women Voters and the city and county clerks about the importance of participating in this year’s election.
Booths will be set up today across campus from 9am to 1pm.
Here is the full press release with more information:
Michigan Technological University to Hold Voter Registration Drive on National Voter Registration Day
Michigan Technological University Joins 2,500+ Partners Nationwide in Massive Push to Register Voters on September 26
From 9am-1pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, MTU will join over 2,500 partners nationwide in hosting a National Voter Registration Day 2017 event at their campus as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters.
Booth with signage advertising voter registration and the November 7 election at Husky Statue, MUB Commons, outside Walker Arts & Humanities Center, and inside Fisher Hall; Local residents and students, staff, and faculty filling out voter registration forms and talking with the League of Women Voters and the city and county clerks about the importance of participating in this year’s election.
The goal for this year’s annual National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation in the 2017 state and municipal elections across the country by encouraging Americans to register to vote and make their voices heard at the ballot box. While national elections get the media attention, local elections in many ways have a more direct impact on people’s lives, including the quality of roads and transit systems, the schools our kids attend, parks and greenways, public safety, and more. Since its founding in 2012, National Voter Registration Day has grown into a massive cultural and civic event with nationwide reach.
As a nonpartisan unofficial national holiday, National Voter Registration Day counts on thousands of partners and volunteers across the political spectrum. Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote.
Americans can register to vote at hundreds of events across the nation and online at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. Supporters can also follow National Voter Registration Day activities through social media on September 26 by searching #NationalVoterRegistrationDay.