Are You Registered to Vote?

Last Tuesday, September 24th, was National Voter Registration Day. This day functions as a reflection on the importance of voting and a reminder to register. The general presidential election is just over a year away, and there are local elections, caucuses, and primaries happening in the lead up to that date. Make sure you’re prepared by registering today!

Here are a few things you can do to help increase voter participation:

  1. Register or check your registration. Minnesotans can register or check their registration online. If you’ve recently moved, it’s a good idea to check and make sure you’re registered to vote at your current address.
  2. Challenge five of your friends to register—then pass the challenge on and have each of them tell five people to register!
  3. Keep track of important election dates and deadlines. Write them down in your calendar, put them in your phone, or post them on your fridge—whatever it takes to make voting a priority.
  4. Help someone else register! Help a neighbor without a computer print and mail in their registration forms, or offer to drive a friend to your county election office if they’re more comfortable registering in person. If you know someone who doesn’t speak English, or is more comfortable using another language, you can download voter registration forms in different languages.
  5. Share that you’ve registered to vote on social media to drum up enthusiasm and encourage people in your network to register.

These are just a few things you can do to make sure your and your neighbors’ voices are heard. For more resources, visit