FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Contact: Communications Department, (573) 526-0949
Carnahan announces September 25 as National Voter Registration Day
Reminds Missourians of October 10 registration deadline
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan today joins members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in reminding Missourians that September 25 is National Voter Registration Day in recognition of September as National Voter Registration Month.
“We’re only a couple of weeks away from the October 10 registration deadline so I encourage all eligible Missourians to register and make sure their registration information is current today,” Carnahan said. “If you’re registering for the first time or want to ensure your information is up-to-date, contact your local election authority’s office now to ensure you’re able to vote on November 6.”
In Missouri, the deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, October 10. To download a voter registration application, check the current status of your registration or obtain more information, please visit www.GoVoteMissouri.com.
Qualified Missourians may register to vote in person at their county clerk or local election board’s office, as well as any Department of Motor Vehicles office or state agency that provides services to the public. Voter registration forms may also be downloaded from the Go Vote Missouri website and mailed to the appropriate local election official, but must be postmarked by October 10.
Qualified Missouri voters must be 18 years of age by Election Day, a U.S. citizen and a Missouri resident. For additional information regarding eligibility and voting, please visit the secretary of state’s website at www.mo.sos.gov/elections.
The nation's secretaries of state established September as National Voter Registration Month to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting. Despite record-breaking registration and voter turnout levels in many states for the November 2008 presidential election, six million potential voters didn't cast a ballot because they missed a voter registration deadline or didn't know how to register to vote.
Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State is the oldest professional, non-partisan organization of public officials in the United States. Association members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, visit www.nass.org.
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