Happy National Voter Registration Day!

Did you know today is National Voter Registration Day?

Indeed: Hundreds of voter registration-related events will be happening across the country.

There is an entire website devoted to the day – with a database of events, links for folks to register and more.

The website sums up why Sept. 22 is hailed as National Voter Registration Day :

In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2015, we want to make sure no one is left out. On September 22, 2015, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.

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