Aug 24, 2018
What’s your voting plan?
That’s a question you may hear quite frequently this coming month as the EAC gears up for the 6th annual National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The right to vote is one of the single greatest parts of our democracy, but exercising that right may take some planning. Right now, registered voters should be thinking about verifying their registration, knowing where their polling place is, the deadlines for mail-in ballots, and other important information. Those wishing to register to vote should add that as the first “to do” on their voting plan (more information about that below)!
During the coming weeks, this blog, the EAC’s social media platforms, and its website will provide a wealth of information and resources aiming to help those seeking to register to vote or verify their registration ahead of November.
Ahead of the last federal election, more than 750,000 registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day. While we hope this year’s day is just as successful, you don’t have to wait. In fact, you should be thinking about your 2018 voting plan now. The EAC is here to help!
As you #PlantoVote2018, below are three activities to get you started:
Visit EAC.gov to Register to Vote: Under the Help America Vote Act of 2002, the Election Assistance Commission maintains the National Voter Registration Form and provides an easy-to-access portal for all Americans seeking to register to vote or update their voter registration information. If you’d like to make this the year that you register to vote, the first step to visit EAC.gov’s voter registration webpage.
Check Your Election Calendar: This year, the EAC launched a comprehensive election calendar with state and territory-specific election dates and links to state election offices that provide even more information about registration deadlines, how to request an absentee ballot, and how Americans serving in the military or living overseas can receive their ballot and return it in time for the election. As you make your plan, start here for deadlines and important dates!
Connect with Us on Social: Over the coming month, be on the lookout for regular EAC blogs, Tweets (@EACgov) and Facebook (@eacgov1) posts linking to the EAC’s National Voter Registration Day-related activities and information. We’ll have content for all audiences, including Americans seeking to register to vote and the election officials who serve them. You can even invite a friend to “like” or “follow” us!
Keep checking back here on our blog and at EAC.gov for additional information. The clock is ticking! Don’t wait to #PlantoVote2018!