RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and with the last day to register to vote around the corner next month, the day helps to ensure people register before the deadline.
According to the organization that launched the day back in 2012, it was created after $6 million Americans did not vote in the 2008 election because they missed the deadline or did not know how to register.
Thousands of volunteers, organizations, and businesses across the country will join in on the National Voter Registration Day and encourage every American to register to vote at their current address in time for the November 8 election.
Registration can be done online or at a local voter registration office. One can even check their current registration online. October 17 is the last day one can register to vote.