League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22

Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22 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. This is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation. Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2020. Partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events on and offline nationwide, and leverage
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area is proud to be part of this event and urges all area residents to review their voter registration and make a plan to vote early:

  • If you are a US citizen who will be 18 by November 3, you are eligible to register. Check here to see if you are currently on the voter registration polls: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check
  • You might need to update your registration if you have moved recently, had a recent birthday or changed your name. Check here to update your registration or if you are a first time voter: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register
  • All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail this year. There are options for casting your ballot, including using the US Postal Service, dropping your ballot in a secure drop box and going to one of the (limited) polling places. Check with your county election officials for more information: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/election-information-2020.shtml
  • Another way to learn more about registration and voting is to join the LWV on September 22 at noon for an online information session at the Princeton Public Library. Check the library website (PrincetonLibrary.org) for more details and voting information.

Founded in 2012, 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. Nearly 3 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.

Cindy Gordon
League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area