LMC, SMC Help Mark National Voter Registration Day

As issues become more and more strident across the nation, everybody should make sure that they get the chance to have their own voice heard — especially at the ballot box. With that thought in mind the League of Women Voters encourages everyone to take part in National Voter Registration Day this month.

On Tuesday, September 24th, the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties (LWVBCC) will join with thousands of other elections officials and organizations across the nation to celebrate National Voter Registration Day with focused, nonpartisan voter registration efforts and related publicity campaigns.

The local league will register voters at Lake Michigan College’s Napier Avenue campus in Benton Harbor.  Students, staff, and others may register at the League’s location immediately outside the main bookstore from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm in the college’s main headquarters building.  Registration will also take place in the Student Activity Center at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.

Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they either miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to begin to register in the first place. National Voter Registration Day seeks to help eligible voters across the country participate in America’s democratic process.

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On National Voter Registration Day, organizations from all over the country will unite in a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities and reach voters who may not otherwise register on their own.

National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State, and is further supported by the National Association of State Election Directors.

The League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties works to encourage informed and active participation in government, to promote political responsibility, to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.  The local league does not, and shall not, support or oppose any political party or any candidate individually.