In an effort to get more people to vote in the Presidential General Election, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has teamed up with More Than A Vote and the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to observe Tuesday as National Voter Registration Day.
“National Voter Registration Day is an opportunity to get civically involved to strengthen our shared democracy. Voting is one of our most fundamental sacred rights and an engaged electorate leads to better outcomes for our communities,” said Supervisor Solis. “If we all work to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote is registered to vote, LA County will score a homerun this upcoming General Election.”
On Sept. 15, the County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Solis to proclaim Tuesday, Sept. 22, as National Voter Registration Day throughout LA County.
“Winning requires action and that’s exactly what we need to do today on National Voter Registration Day,” said Los Angeles Dodger Pitcher and More Than A Vote Member David Price. “There are one million eligible voters in Los Angeles who haven’t registered, and I want to make sure that all Angelenos know that their voice matters. Their vote matters. The Dodgers were the first Major League Baseball team to partner with More Than A Vote to convert our stadium into a voting location, and I want to build on that by encouraging everyone to register to vote and make a difference for years to come.”
This national nonpartisan day of action brings together celebrities, communities, and local governments with a single mission: to increase voter registration and to raise awareness of important election deadlines, and safe voting options.
To promote this call to action, LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan is supporting registration drives throughout LA County and is highlighting the new easy-to-use Make A Plan to Vote online tool, where people can register to vote at plan.lavote.net.
“National Voter Registration Day is instrumental in educating and engaging our youth and eligible voters to take the first step of registering to vote to ensure their voices are heard in the Presidential Election,” said Logan. “Efforts like National Voter Registration Day and collaborations with Supervisor Solis and More Than A Vote show the strength and commitment behind local government to make sure we get every vote this November.”
For more information on National Voter Registration Day, please visit nationalvoterregistrationday.org. Visitors to the site can register to vote at nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register.
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