League of Women Voters to hold National Voter Registration Day events
For the Tomahawk Leader
NORTHERN WISCONSIN – The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) will hold numerous events in celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
“Every eligible American voter should have the option to exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day is the right day to start by getting registered,” LWVNOW stated in a release.
LWVNOW explained that thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the “driving force” behind this year’s National Voter Registration Day, while partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of events nationwide, both online and in-person.
“The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner,” LWVNOW said, adding that it will “engage our communities and register voters” at numerous area events.
While voters can register to vote online anytime at www.vote411.org, the following in-person registration events will be held:
- Rhinelander, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nicolet College Campus, Red Oak Center
- Rhinelander, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., YMCA of the Northwoods
- Minocqua, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., SaveMore
“Founded in 2012, 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,” LWVNOW stated. “Nearly 4.5 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.”
For more information about local Voter Registration Day events, contact LWVNOW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about voter registration, contact your local clerk or public library.
The LWVNOW encompasses Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas counties. The local league belongs to the state and national League of Women Voters, “a non-partisan organization devoted to helping members and fellow citizens develop educated political opinions and act upon them through the democratic process.” The league’s monthly meetings and sponsored events are open to all. Contact the league by emailing email@example.com or visiting www.lwvnow.org.