Since 2012, National Voter Registration Day has been the day everyone in the US is encouraged to make sure they can vote. The holiday was first established to encourage people to become more politically active and to bring awareness to voter registration opportunities in their community and online. Many are not aware that there are registration deadlines for elections and National Voter Registration Day is an opportunity for people to get their paperwork in order before an election. Several companies, non-profit organizations, and other groups join together to get as many people as possible to register to vote. National Voter Registration Day is held the fourth Tuesday of September every year, and last year over 800,000 people registered in all 50 states, according to USA Today.

If you would like to see if you are registered to vote, please visit the I Will Vote website to check. You can also use the site to sign up to vote, but only in 37 states. To find a local event where you can register to vote for National Voter Registration Day, please visit their website.

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