Updated: Oct 25, 2021
September 28th, 2021, was National Voter Registration Day.
Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right, the right to vote. Millions of Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day in 2012.
Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers were the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2021.
WWC NAACP; Vote Voiced and Partners:
The-Wealthy-Winning-Warrior; Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown; Operation Refuge; Vote Early Day, Election Hero Day; National Voter Education Week and Michigan Voices, over the course of two days, (9/28 & 9/30) conducted two text banks. With the help of our resolute Volunteers, we reached 10,000 voters, encouraging them to take part in their electoral process.
Our Text Bank goals were to find out if a person was registered to vote. Register people who were not/or inform them how. We made sure that both unregistered and registered voters planned to vote. And we encouraged all voters to tell three friends to vote or take three friends to vote.
Voter engagement or voter-to-voter contact is the most efficient strategy to collect verbal pledges to vote, set up a plan to vote, remind three friends to vote, and register to vote in future elections.
We are effective when we phone/text voters to remind them to vote in a local election and urge low-propensity voters to become active voters, because, when we all vote in our community, we all make a difference.
Our goal is for all voters to see their right to vote, not as a burden or a task to endure but, a civic duty all voters celebrate.
Political Engagement Committee Chair/Vote Voiced C.E.O.