MADISON, WI – The single largest day dedicated to helping voters get registered and ready to vote is known as National Voter Registration Day. On Tuesday, September 24, the League of Women Voters will be out in force across Wisconsin informing the public about voting and helping voters register to vote in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.
League volunteers will be assisting voters at over 100 registration events across the state. Folks in Ashland, Bayfield, Brown, Burnett, Dane, Door, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Polk, Rock, Sheboygan, St. Croix, and Walworth counties have League-sponsored voter registration events happening in their area tomorrow and throughout this week. Some League members will be in their local high schools registering and educating new voters. Other League members are planning to do registration events in local libraries, food pantries, grocery stores, and other various public locations in their communities.
“We’re really proud that the League helped register more than 12,000 voters across the state in 2018. Our goal is to continue registering as many eligible voters as possible this fall, and participating in National Voter Registration Day is an important part of reaching our goal,” said Eileen Newcomer, Voter Education Coordinator for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. “We appreciate the attention National Voter Registration Day brings to remind voters to get registered. It’s never too early to check your registration status and make sure you’re registered to vote at your current address. The League is here to help anyone who needs it.”
Wisconsin voters can register and vote on Election Day because Wisconsin has Election Day Registration. Yet, even with Election Day Registration, the League recommends voters register in advance. Wisconsin residents can register to vote online at myvote.wi.gov
The League invites the public to join us in celebrating National Voter Registration Day by checking their registration status, attending a registration event
, and asking their friends and family if they are registered and ready to vote. We also encourage people to reach out to the League of Women Voters
to find out how they can help with voter registration and join the voter service teams in their community.
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan political organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. There are 20 local Leagues in Wisconsin. More information at lwvwi.org.