Office of Government Relations

Register to Vote!

September 22, 2020
Office of Government Relations

National Voter Registration Day!

Voting is how a community or a nation decides how the moral values that it holds and shares shape public policy and the lives of people.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

To exercise this basic right, you must be registered to vote! The Episcopal Church is partnering with National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating U.S. democracy, to ask YOU to register to vote and encourage others to do so too.

  • Register to Vote: It’s simple, it’s free, and it’s secure. If online voter registration is not available in your state or if it doesn’t work for you, you can easily start the process online no matter where you live.
  • Check Your Registration Status: Think you’re already registered? Double check to make sure—moving, changing your name, becoming a citizen, and more could all be reasons you need to update your registration.
  • Attend a National Voter Registration Day Event
  • Spread the Word: Once you make sure you’re registered, forward this email to a friend, ask them to join you and use #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and #VoteReady in all of your social media posts.
  • Plan Your Vote: Already registered? Follow through by creating your plan to cast your vote in this year’s election.

Why We Celebrate National Voter Registration Day…

There is an information gap that prevents voting-eligible citizens from getting registered to vote, casting a ballot, and having their voices heard in our democracy. Voters need to register or update their registration for reasons such as moving to a new address, turning 18, becoming a citizen, or changing their names. Many Americans are unaware of this need and miss deadlines in their states that prevent them from voting.

Those who have voted know the excitement of wearing an “I Voted” sticker! Get ready to post about your participation by asking for an “I’m an Episcopalian and I Voted” sticker or magnet today!

Happy Voting!

Alan Yarborough
Church Relations Officer
Office of Government Relations

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