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National Voter Registration Day coming up

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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Editor, the Journal

The League of Women Voters of Mason County (LWVMC) recently announced they would be participating in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters this fall on Sept. 22.

The LWVMC will be out in force at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder St., and available to assist voters who want to register or update their registration if they have moved.

NVRD, founded by the LWVMC and other voting rights and community organizations in 2012, has been a highly effective nonpartisan campaign to register tens of thousands of eligible voters on one single day through on-the-ground neighborhood events as well as online. Embraced by President Obama earlier this year on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, as well as a host of celebrities, bipartisan elected officials and organizations, NVRD is building steam in 2015, with hundreds of events already planned as the primaries and caucuses for the 2016 elections quickly approach.

We are excited to be part of the NVRD here in Mason County and across the country. With each voter we register the league is helping to get as many people participating as possible. This is our democracy, and our elected officials need to hear from all of us on Election Day. Voter registration is the key to helping Americans participate in the political process.

The LWVMC will be available to register voters and answer any questions about voting on Sept. 22 at the Shelton Timberland Library starting at 10 a.m.

With the attention on our economic and national security, the environment, health care and the overall well-being of Mason County, Sept. 22, National Voter Registration Day, is the perfect day to ask our neighbors to register for the first time, update their voter registration if they've moved, or ask your friends and family to make sure they're registered.

The LWVMC empowers many voters through educations, registration and get-out-the-vote activities in every election. We host candidate and issue forums and registration drives while also providing trusted and timely elections information on vote411. org. We do this because we believe our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard.

We look forward to NVRD on Sept. 22 because it gives us another opportunity to exercise our commitment to making democracy work in Mason County. On National Voter Registration Day 2015, we will be working to touch as many eligible voters as we can so they can participate in our great democracy.

Ruby Bailey Shelton

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Original Publication Date: September 17, 2015

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