Here's How You Can Take Part In National Voter Registration Day And Make Your Voice Heard

SELMA, AL - NOVEMBER 01:  College students on the NAACP?s "Vote Hard" bus tour encourage people to vote in the George Washington Carver Homes housing project next to the historic Brown Chapel AME Church November 1, 2008 in Selma, Alabama. The students are crisscrossing Alabama by bus while canvassing neighborhoods to encourage African-American communities to vote. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached in the historic church which was a starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965. The marches eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ending voter disfranchisement against African-Americans. Americans are gearing up for the first presidential election featuring an African-American candidate, Democratic contender Sen. Barack Obama, who is running against Republican Sen. John McCain.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Here's How You Can Take Part In National Voter Registration Day And Make Your Voice Heard

Forms can be completed online, through mail, or in person depending on your location.

Published September 26, 2017

Today is National Voter Registration Day and 2017 hast truly taught us all the importance exercising our right to vote. If you are not registered or have changed your address and need to re-register, we’ve got you covered with a helpful list of ways to get it done. 

Registering To Vote Online

As of September 2017, 35 states and the District of Columbia offer online voter registration. Visit the National Voter Registration Day website to complete the voter registration form. If you are unsure if your state allows online registration, visit the National Conference of State Legislatures website to check.

Registering To Vote By Mail

Registering by mail is still practical and often used by many voters. The national mail voter registration form can be found here

Registering To Vote In Person

If you'd like to register to vote in person, visit your local election office’s website for instructions and locations. This map will tell you if you can vote at your local DMV or other public agency. 

Registering To Vote At A Local Event

This year, hundreds of voter registration events are taking place around the country. This is a fun and practical way to register with others. Check out this National Voter Registration Day directory to see an event in your area. All you need to do is type in your zip code. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


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