WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The League of Women Voters will host voter registration events on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the White Plains Library, City Center Mall and the Renaisssance Fountain Plaza. They will help people register to vote and to update their voter registration if they have moved or changed their names.
“Voter registration is the front door to voting and participating in U.S. elections,” said Janice Abbott, League of Women Voters of White Plains president.
“Research shows that the majority of eligible voters who register, turn out to vote. And with so much at stake this year in White Plains/ New York State, we want to help as many people as possible get registered to vote in time for Election Day.” “Election Day will be here before we know it but the deadline to get registered or update your registration is even sooner," said Abbott.
"This year the League is holding several voter registration drives on Tuesday, Sept. 23 before the voter registration deadline on Wednesday, Oct. 15."
"We try to be in the places where it is easiest to reach our neighbors who are most likely not already registered or need to update their registration or go to VOTE411.org and begin the process of registering," Abbott said. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Americans will elect 471 members of Congress (36 Senators and 435 Representatives), 36 governors and 46 state legislatures. “All of us are equal on Election Day, but only if we register and show up to vote—and encourage our friends and family to do the same," Abbott said. For more information about the League of Women Voters, visit www.lwvwp.org.
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