For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 14, 2018
Elections Department ramps up for National Voter Registration Day on 9/25
San Rafael, CA – National Voter Registration Day is September 25, and the Marin County Elections Department is planning a series of nonpartisan events to mark the occasion.
“National Voter Registration Day is a celebration of democracy and a reminder that participation by voting is important to our country,” said Marin County Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts.
Registration events will be held from September 25 through September 29. This year’s partners include the Center for Independent Living, College of Marin, Dominican University Political Science Department, farmers markets in San Rafael and Novato, Latino Marin, the League of Women Voters of Marin County, North Bay Community Services, the Marin City Community Services District, the YMCA and the YWCA.
So far events are scheduled to be held at Novato and San Rafael farmers markets, Dominican University and College of Marin.
“Take the Challenge” and register five voters before the October 22 deadline – that includes pre-registering 16- and 17-year olds.
“Already we have more than 35 people who have accepted the challenge,” Roberts said. “So that will be at least 175 more people exercising their right to have their say in our democratic process. We’re hoping that type of participatory spirit goes viral.”
After October 22, people will be required to register and vote in the Elections Department at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael.
National Voter Registration Day was first observed in 2012 and the Marin County Elections Department participates by coordinating a week of promotions. Veda Florez, a communications consultant working with the Elections Department, organizes events and needs volunteers. Please email Florez for more information.
Can’t wait to register? Find the online voter registration form at www.sos.ca.gov.
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website