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I Didn’t Know That: National Voter Registration Day

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It’s almost voting time again, folks! And it’s super important for you to register to vote and keep your voting information up to date. You should vote in all kinds of local elections, not just the big one every four years. So, here’s some info for you.

September 19 is National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day happens every year! It’s about spreading awareness, education, and making sure everyone can easily register and vote. It’s your right to vote, Broncos.

The holiday started back in 2012 and has helped over 4.7 million people get registered to vote. According to 2020 U.S. Census data, 1 in 4 Americans might not be registered to vote. It’s really hard to remember all the deadlines, which elections are coming up, and what information you need in order to register so doing it now, while you’re not stressed about it, is honestly a wonderful idea.

There’s some Idaho elections coming up on November 8, so it’s a good time to get registered if you aren’t already. But you can also update your voter registration info from there if you’ve moved or have changed any of your personal information. There’ll be general elections, junior/community college elections, and conservation efforts to vote on. All very important stuff, so, make your voice heard.

The Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) will be holding voter registration events on September 19 on the Quad (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.), the REC (10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and the SUB Atrium area (5 – 7 p.m.), so just walk on over, register, and you be on your way.

You can also easily register to vote online. You just need a few pieces of information like your name, address, and driver’s license number. When you go to your polling place to actually vote, just make sure that you have your same ID on you so they can verify who you are.

If you live on or near campus, your polling place may be right here at Boise State. Make sure you check this handy tool that tells you where to vote.

If you register now, then you won’t have to later when some bigger elections happen, so it’s super convenient for that too. We are Broncos and we vote!

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