FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
Silver Spring, Md. – U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairman Matthew V. Masterson, Vice Chair Thomas Hicks and Commissioner Christy McCormick today signed a resolution commending the efforts of local election officials and thousands of organizations around the country to promote National Voter Registration Day.
The full resolution reads:
Resolution by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Celebrating Election Official Participation in Promoting
National Voter Registration Day
WHEREAS, on September 26, 2017, the country will observe National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a national day to celebrate our right to vote by encouraging all Americans to register to participate in our democracy, the bedrock of our nation,
WHEREAS, election officials across the country have worked to make the voter registration, registration update and voting processes as easy as possible, and have committed themselves to educating voters about the election process, and ensuring that all voters may participate fully in the democratic process,
WHEREAS, all Americans should have the ability to vote independently and privately, regardless of disability or need of special previsions, and because local election practices and policies support that ideal,
WHEREAS, organizations around the country have united to create awareness of voter registration opportunities and aim to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise,
WHEREAS, the EAC is charged with providing leadership in voting system accessibility, outreach programs, training of election officials, poll workers, and volunteers on how best to administer federal elections,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, on National Voter Registration Day, the EAC celebrates and commends election officials around the country in their efforts to ensure every eligible American has the opportunity to register to vote and thereby express their voice through the ballot box.
Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day increases opportunities for Americans to vote by ensuring their registrations are up to date and making citizens aware of the information they need to vote.
Other materials featured by the Election Assistance Commission ahead of National Voter Registration Day are:
For more information about today’s resolution or the EAC’s work to ensure accessible and independent voting for all Americans, please contact Brenda Bowser Soder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds. For more information, visit www.eac.gov.