With voter registration looming in most states in early to mid-October, advocacy groups, political campaigns and elections officials are putting on a full-court press to get as many Americans registered in time to cast a ballot on November 6. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has deemed September as National Voter Registration Month, and for the first time this year, the country will celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 25. National Voter Registration Day was created by a working group of organizations including Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund, Bus Federation Civic Fund, Fair Elections Legal Network, League of Women Voters, Nonprofit Vote, and Voto Latino.
However, civic and legal groups aren’t the only ones working to get millions of Americans registered. State and local elections officials across the country are also doing their part to get voters registered. From voter registration drives, to offering new, easily accessible ways to register and promoting registration through the media, elections officials are doing more than just processing forms.
In the Washington, D.C.-area, representatives from the three jurisdictions — District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia — teamed up to create a one-stop website where voters can go to find all the necessary information to register and vote. Metrodcvote.org was born from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (COG) Election Officials Technical Committee. The group, which is made of election officials from the various COG jurisdictions came up with the idea that a website would probably be the best common message they could present because each jurisdiction has different laws in regard to Election Day.
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