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September 22: National Voter Registration Day

September 22, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day, the only one day there will be coordinated field, technology, and media efforts to create awareness of voter registration. This is important for the disability community because in 2008 there were an estimated 6 million people who did not vote because they missed a registration deadline or did not know how to register. With a major election coming up on November 8, 2016, we need to make sure that the voice of people with disabilities is heard loudly.

So what can you do?

  • Register voters that come into your Center for Independent Living.
  • Hold a voter registration drive in your area. Partner with other nonprofits to increase the number of individuals you reach.
  • A lot of voters need to register or reregister every year. This will provide an opportunity for you to educate the community of about your Center for Independent Living.

You can go to nationalvoterregistrationday.org to find out more.

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