DCBOE Hosts National Voter Registration Day Event Monday

Register to Vote From 12 to 2 p.m. Outside the Anthem

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The Anthem, March 2020. Photo: Andrew Lightman

The DC Board of Elections (DCBOE) will hold a launch of National Voter Registration Day outside The Anthem (901 Wharf St. SE) Monday, Sept. 21 to highlight the importance of registering and voting.

Initiated in 2012, National Voter Registration Day has become so popular that since it was created, nearly 3 million people have registered to vote on this day. You can be one of them –head down to The Wharf and register to vote between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21.

The event is a continuation of the “Vote Safe DC” Campaign launched by the DC Board of Elections prior to the June 2 Primary Election. The campaign encourages residents to utilize voter mail-in ballots for the upcoming elections in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

All registered DC voters will be mailed a ballot for the Nov. 3 General Elections. Those ballots will start arriving in the first week of October, DCBOE said. So registering now will help you get yours!

DCBOE wants to insure everyone has the opportunity to vote. You may register to vote by email or mail by the October 13 deadline, or same-day register at any Vote Center from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, with proof of residency.

The District of Columbia Board of Elections (DCBOE) is an independent agency of the District government responsible for the administration of elections, ballot access and voter registration. Learn more about voter registration, mail-in ballots and the Nov. 3 election by visiting www.dcboe.org.