What is National Voter Registration Day?
National Voter Registration Day, first celebrated in 2012, is a nonpartisan holiday celebrating our democracy. This day involves the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, election officials, and more from all over the country.
Together, we aim to shatter previous records and register more voters through online efforts and in-person events in communities nationwide. By engaging thousands of community and online partners and volunteers in a massive single-day event, we saturate the media, light up the internet, and reach hundreds of thousands of new voters who haven’t yet registered or need to update their registration before the November elections.
This year, National Voter Registration Day will take place on September 20th, and Pittsburghers will have the chance to visit with their local League of Women Voters volunteers to ask questions about their voter registration or to salute them for their efforts! Visit the LWVPGH at CLP locations; Main (Oakland), Southside, Carrick, and Downtown on September 20th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM!
National Voter Registration Day is supported by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the National Association of Election Officials (Election Center), and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). In addition, the holiday’s Steering Committee is composed of a diverse, nonpartisan group of civic and business leaders and elected officials from both sides of the aisle.
Ready to Learn More?
- Visit vote.pa.gov to register as a first-time voter, check your registration status, update your information, apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot, and more.
- Review the Votes PA Resource Center for applications and forms in various languages along with FAQs
- Know your voting rights and the law
For questions or to learn more about voting in the 2022 election, contact vote.pa.gov.