Tuesday, September 24, 2013

National Voter Registration Day and Have Fun!

- Today is National Voter Registration Day!

If you are not already registered to vote, you may do so quickly and easily by visiting National Voter Registration Day.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) (42 U.S.C. § 1973gg), also known as The Motor Voter Act, was signed into on May 20, 1993. Compliance did not become mandatory until 1995. The legislation required state governments to allow for registration when a qualifying voter applied for or renewed his driver's license or applied for social services.

The legislation was initially designed to reduce costs of voting registration by accumulating individual data when applying for a drivers license and or receiving social assistance. Individuals who applied for "agency based" needs such as food stamps, disability services and other social services were to be offered voter registration, as well. The intention of the legislation was to encourage greater access to voter registration for the citizens who needed further assistance registering to vote. Also, NVRA allowed for more accessible voter registration through mail-in and individual voter registration drives.

You may also easily register to vote by going to National Voter Registration Assistance

Fun - Now, let us have some fun!