Today is National Voter Registration Day. I am an expert in the weird world of voter registration in the United States. AMA about your state laws, the weirdest voter registration quirks, or about your rights at the polls.
Wowza, that was fun! Alas, gotta get back to registering young people to vote. Thanks to all for your questions on the ever-confusing world of voter reg. 1 in 8 voter registrations are invalid. Double check your reg status here: www.vote.dosomething.org. If you need anything else, catch me here: www.twitter.com/@m_beats
I’m Michaela Bethune, Head of Campaigns at DoSomething.org, the largest tech not-for-profit exclusively dedicated to young people social change and civic action. I work everyday to ensure that young people, regardless of their party affiliation or ideology, make their voices heard in our political system by registering and voting.
In doing this work, I’ve had to learn the ins and outs of each state’s laws and make sure that our online voter registration portals, our members who run on-the-ground voter registration drives, and our messaging strategy are completely compliant with the complexities of voter registration rules and regulations as a not-for-profit, 501c3.
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Since 2012, every year on the fourth Tuesday of September, hundreds of thousands of first-time voters register to vote on this day. It’s an amazing celebration of our democracy -- a time for all Americans to come together and get ready to vote.
Curious about your state’s voter registration laws and how you can get registered? Or about the first voter registration laws? Or which state asked the question, “How many bubbles are in a bar of soap” for a literacy test to register to vote? Ask Me Anything about the world of voter registration, voter suppression, rights at the polls, or any other topic you think of!
While you’re waiting for an answer, take 2 minutes and make sure you’re registered to vote and that your address is up to date by heading to vote.dosomething.org