National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 25

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield has announced it will be partnering with the Ridgefield Library to participate in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). NVRD, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters, will be held this fall on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The league will be out in force at the library, at 472 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. available to assist voters who want to register or update their registration if they have moved.

NVRD, founded by the league and other voting rights and community organizations in 2012, has been a highly effective nonpartisan campaign to register tens of thousands of eligible voters on one single day through on-the-ground neighborhood events as well as online, organizers say.

“With each voter we register, the league is helping to get as many people participating as possible,” said Marilyn Carroll, president of the Ridgefield LWV. “This is our democracy, and our elected officials need to hear from all of us on Election Day. Voter registration is the key to helping Americans participate in the political process.”

“With the attention on our economic and national security, the environment, health care and the overall well-being of Ridgefield, Sept. 25, National Voter Registration Day, is the perfect day to ask our neighbors to register for the first time, update their voter registration if they’ve moved, or ask your friends and family to make sure they’re registered,” Carroll said.