What is National Voter Registration Day?
National Voter Registration Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Tuesday of September. First celebrated in 2012, it is a nonpartisan civic holiday that celebrates our democracy, and one that involves the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, election officials, and more from all over the country.
This year, National Voter Registration Day will take place on September 28th. Together, we will aim to shatter all previous records and register more voters on the holiday than ever before 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.
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). The holiday’s Steering Committee is composed of a diverse, non-partisan group of civic and business leaders, as well as, election 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
- Sign up for Pennsylvania voting updates
- 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 2020 election, contact vote.pa.gov.