From the Google Doodle on Google’s homepage to the, “I registered to vote” selfies on your Instagram feed, the fact that today is National Register to Vote day likely has not escaped your notice.
Each year, millions of Americans find themselves ineligible to vote because they miss registration deadlines, they neglect updating their registration, or they just don’t know how to register and therefore, don’t. That is why National Voter Registration Day – a nationwide event designed to ensure everyone is registered to vote ahead of important elections – was created in 2012.
Luckily, there’s plenty of ways to get registered or check your registration status.
PLU Rocks the Vote
The Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University and the Lute Vote Initiative will celebrate National Voter Registration Day from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at PLU by taking over campus with a “PLU Rocks the Vote!” event in Red Square. In addition to information on registering to vote, the event will feature musical performances from The Voice contestant Stephanie Anne Johnson, Grammy-nominated artist Will Jordan, and PLU female acapella group HERmonic.
Let’s Get Registered to Vote for Change
The YWCA of Olympia is committed to “doing (their) part to make sure women get to the polls” so women’s needs are “valued, represented, and made a priority to those who represent us in elected office.” In so doing, the organization is hosting festivities and information sessions at Evergreen State College from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thurston County Auditor’s Office
If all else fails, the Thurston County Auditor’s Office encourages eligible voters to register online at myvote.wa.gov. If you would like to reach out to the office directly call 360.786.5408 or in person at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Building 1 Room 118 in Olympia.
For more local events, check out nationalvoterregistrationday.org.
And don’t forget to show your civic pride by posting selfies and voting related photos to your favorite social media site using the hashtag #nationalvoterregistrationday.