Why 6 Million Americans Didn’t Vote in ’08 and What You Can Do to Change That


09/20/2012; Jackie Tortora

 National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 25

Did you know in 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed the registration deadline or didn’t know how to register?

Make sure all your friends and family are ready to vote this November. Send them to www.aflcio.org/register.

They can register online and the process is simple and quick.

Even if you think you’re registered, your polling place may have changed. Visit www.aflcio.org/register to double check.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, is National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers, celebrities and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create awareness of voter registration opportunities. Want to get involved? Find a National Voter Registration Day event near you.

The AFL-CIO My Vote, My Right website offers hands-on information on voter registration, voter ID laws and steps to take to protect your right to vote on Election Day. Find out what you need to know to make sure your vote counts this year. Get information on voter registrationyour voting rights by state and more at the AFL-CIO’s MyVoteMyRight.org.

Have questions about your voting rights? Call 866-Our-Vote (866-687-8683).

Author: AFGE Local 704

Representing over 900 bargaining unit employees working at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Offices in Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI and Westlake, OH.

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