Today is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide effort to register thousands of voters on one single day! Last year over 300,000 new voters were registered on National Voter Registration Day alone. And this year, we’re thrilled to announce that even more partners, including more League of Women Voters volunteer teams, are out registering voters in their communities.
With Election 2012 in the rear-view mirror and 2014—and 2016—looming soon, the League of Women Voters recently released our comprehensive Election Improvement Agenda report, which identifies central challenges facing our complex and outdated election system and provides a targeted action plan for overcoming the fallout from recent state-based voter suppression attempts and the Supreme Court ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act.
The League is one of the nation’s largest and most longstanding community based voter registration groups. In major election years, League volunteers help hundreds of thousands register or update their registration, focusing on reaching underrepresented groups such as young voters, minorities and first-time voters