Hey, You: It's National Voter Registration Day, So Register To Vote
If you're over 18 and an American, there's an important thing you have to do today. No, not preorder an Xbox, the other thing.
We all have a lot of fun here talking about video games and movies and occasionally Lego Baby Yodas, but there's one thing that's no laughing matter: democracy. The United States election is coming up, and today is National Voter Registration Day. The holiday (of sorts) is a reminder to make sure you're registered to vote in November.
"But where do I start?" you may ask. I'm so glad you did! The National Voter Registration Day site has all the information and resources you need to check your voter registration in your state or territory. If you aren't registered, you can go straight from there to the correct registration link, or even request a mail-in ballot. Registering to vote is important, because without a proper registration you may not be able to vote in November.
But don't just listen to me, listen to important people like these celebrities.
Taylor Swift encourages people to get out and VOTE in honor of #NationalVoterRegistrationDay:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 22, 2020
“It’s more important than I can even possibly say”
Get started at https://t.co/PYQIH24tab. pic.twitter.com/1lzBWj9NZl
Today on #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, text VOTER to 26797 to make sure you are registered to vote! If you are already registered, text VOTER to 26797 to find out if you are eligible to vote early or to vote by mail and request your mail-in ballot. #iamavoter pic.twitter.com/ZXyfIfqh4D— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) September 22, 2020
If the combined power of Deadpool, T-Swift, and TV's Mariska Hargitay don't convince you, frankly I'm not sure what will.
In all seriousness, voting is important. It's the most direct tool citizens have to interact with and influence their government. Representative government relies on you to show up and have a voice, and registering to vote is a quick, painless first step to participating in a system that reflects your beliefs and values. Register now, vote in November.
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