Spokane County Library District, along with over 3,000 partners nationwide, help American citizens register to vote or update their voter registration information on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Americans can register to vote at hundreds of events across the nation, found online at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org/events. Supporters can also follow National Voter Registration Day activities through social media on Sept. 25 by searching #NationalVoter RegistrationDay #MidteremsOnMyTerms.
During open hours, all district libraries will have a voter registration table with voter registration forms, answers to frequently asked questions, and library staff and volunteers to help. To find a library near you, visit scld.org/locations.
The district is also partnering with Spokane Transit Authority during the voter registration drive at the STA Plaza in downtown Spokane from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. Library staff will be helping people register to vote and sign up for their free library card.
The goal for this year’s annual National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation in the 2018 midterm and state elections across the country by encouraging Americans to register to vote and make their voices heard at the ballot box.
While presidential elections get the media attention, midterm elections are a chance for voters to not only impact how their state is run but how their state is represented in the federal government.
In Spokane County, important elections are happening, including federal bids for U.S. Senate and Congress, state bids for Washington Senate and Legislature, and countywide bids for several local positions.
Since its founding in 2012, National Voter Registration Day has grown into a massive cultural and civic event with nationwide reach.