UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day, and Penn State University Libraries is celebrating with a virtual voter event from 1-5 p.m. to connect people with voter registration resources.
National Voter Registration Day aims to connect Americans with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. With a historic presidential election approaching, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day is the right day to start by getting registered.
The University Libraries is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner, joining thousands of national, state and local organizations partnering with volunteers to coordinate in-person and virtual events nationwide to bring attention to voter registration. The effort’s website, www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country, in communities and held virtually.
Founded in 2012 and celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September, 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 as a citizen – the right to vote. Nearly 3 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.
The University Libraries virtual event is being hosted by the University Libraries Microforms and Government Information and the Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Global News Center. For inquiries about National Voter Registration Day, please contact Andrew Dudash, librarian for political science, policy studies, and government information at email@example.com.