Make 2020 Your Year of Civic Engagement: National Voter Registration Day

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Today (Sept. 22) is National Voter Registration Day. Get #VoteReady

It's National Voter Registration Day! Today we encourage everyone to check their voter registration to make sure it's up-to-date or, if you haven't already registered, fill out that voter registration form! 

Have you checked your NC voter registration yet? Registered in another state? Each state makes its own rules, so check out the different rules and regulations (including deadlines)

If you're a registered NC DMV customer, you can even register to vote online (new this year)! You can also print and mail your voter registration form (stop into the Durham Tech Main Campus Library for a form if you need a printed copy). 

The deadline to register to vote for North Carolina’s 2020 election is October 9. If you miss the registration deadline, you can still register to vote and cast a ballot using same-day voter registration at any early voting site in your county from October 15-31. (NOTE: Same-day registration is not available on Election Day, Nov. 3).

Do any of the following apply to you: 

Have you recently moved?

Each year, an estimated 30+ million Americans move. Whether you have moved across the country or down the street, be sure to update your voter registration today!

Have you recently turned 18?

If you have recently turned 18 or will turn 18 by election day, register to vote ahead of the November election

Have you recently legally changed your name?

Married? Divorced? Updated any of your names recently? Update your voter registration

Have you recently become a citizen?

Are you a new or recent American citizen? Don’t forget to confirm your voter registration status so you can celebrate your new citizenship by casting your American election ballot!

Do you have a felony conviction? Check to see if you're eligible to vote through Restore Your Vote

Are you an overseas or military voter? Check out the resources available on Overseas Vote

Be aware of your voting rights before you head to your early voting or voting site-- Democracy NC also has a one-page NC Voters' Bill of Rights

Since voting-in-person may be impacted this year, you can also vote by mail with an absentee ballot

Civic engagement with the voting process may also look like working as a poll worker, especially needed since many poll workers are retired individuals who are currently more at-risk for COVID-19. Contact your local county election board for more information