National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 25

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield has announced they 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 Ridgefield Library, 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.

“We are excited to be a part of NVRD here in Ridgefield and across the country,” said Marilyn Carroll, president of the Ridgefield League. “With each voter we register, the league is helping to get as many people participating as possible. 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.

“The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield empowers hundreds of voters through education, registration and get-out-the-vote activities in every election,” said Carroll. “We host candidate and issue forums and registration drives while also providing trusted and timely elections information. We do this because we believe our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard.”

“We look forward to NVRD on Sept. 25 because it gives us another opportunity to exercise our commitment to Making Democracy Work®. The League of Women Voters has 98 years of history as a powerful national network that empowers people every day to tackle the most important issues and improve government. On National Voter Registration Day 2018, we will be working to touch as many eligible voters as we can so they can participate in our great democracy.”