September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014 | Events

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September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014
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YWCA MDI plans to register voters in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bernard to celebrate the national holiday.

On September 23, 2014, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November.

In light of national elections, the theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America. With 471 congressional seats up for grabs this year and 36 states electing governors, every American is expected to vote on Election Day 2014. But Americans must remember to register in September in order to vote in November.

That is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation this fall.

Thousands of national, state, local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2014. Partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of NVRD events nationwide and leverage #CelebrateNVRD in all social media platforms to drive attention to voter registration and the midterm elections.

YWCA MDI is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. On September 23, the YWCA will engage its constituency and community and register voters at the following events:

Bar Harbor Voter Registration, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Jesup Memorial Library

Northeast Harbor Voter Registration, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Northeast Harbor Library

Southwest Harbor Voter Registration, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Southwest Harbor Public Library

Quietside Voter Registration, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Bass Harbor Memorial Library

The effort’s website, www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country.

Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right—the right to vote. More than 356,000 Americans have been registered to vote since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.

For inquiries about National Voter Registration Day, please contact: Abby Robinson at 288-5008 or abby@ywcamdi.org.

 

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