September 28, 2021
Register to vote on National Voter Registration Day
Submitted by Timothy J. Shaffer
The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy is participating in the 2021 National Voter Registration Day. Democracy requires we all engage as informed citizens. Don't miss the opportunity to make your voice count in the general election this Nov. 2. Let's make sure every Wildcat is #VoteReady.
National Voter Registration Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Tuesday of September. First celebrated in 2012, it is a nonpartisan civic holiday that celebrates our democracy and one that involves the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, election officials and more from all over the country. This year, National Voter Registration Day takes place today, Sept. 28.
Since 2012, nearly 4.5 million voters have registered on the holiday, including 1.5 million in 2020 alone. Over 4,500 partners joined in the effort last year. National Voter Registration Day is more than just a single day of action and more than just collecting lots of new voter registrations. It’s about engaging citizens who have been left out of the democratic process, sparking civic volunteerism, educating voters and promoting shared democratic values. Most importantly, it’s about Americans celebrating the freedom, rights and opportunities we all share as participants in our country’s democracy.
In Kansas, you have until noon on Oct. 12 to register in order to be able to vote in the Nov. 2 general election. From Oct. 13-Nov. 1, you can vote early through advance voting for the general election. You can vote by mail or in person at the Riley County Courthouse.
All citizens can look up their Kansas voter registration records at ksvotes.org as well as update registration information. If you're not sure, check!
Registering for the first time? The ksvotes.org mobile-friendly website or the Kansas secretary of state website offers online access to registering. Not a Kansan? No problem! Visit vote.org and you can sign up within minutes! For more voting resources, visit ICDD's Vote webpage with information about how to exercise your civic right and duty by voting.