September is National Voter Registration Month. Throughout its 49 years, NAFEO has made it a priority to encourage all eligible voters to vote. NAFEO is not endorsing any specific political candidates or parties, and we are not telling you HOW to vote. NAFEO simply wants to encourage and help you to participate fully in the electoral process.
Voting matters. Voting, a civic duty and an important democratic duty, is a right for which many generations have fought to win and protect.
Elections matter. This year, Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018, but you may be able to vote early or by absentee ballot. This year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships also will be contested. However, all elections matter–state delegates and senators, comptrollers, county executives, county councils, school board members, attorneys general, sheriffs, judges, registrars of wills, and more also will be contested.
Every vote counts. Every day, decisions that are made by elected officials at the local, state, and national levels affect laws that impact our lives. We all have a say in choosing the people who make those decisions about important issues such as tuition costs and student loan policies; health care reform; foreign policies and military intervention; immigration; employment; and the environment and climate change.
Visit this official election website https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote to:
- Determine if you are eligible to vote
- Learn how to register to vote
- Learn if you can register or vote by mail
- Check or update your voter registration
- Learn about voting rights law
- Determine voter registration deadlines
- Find out about voting rules and voter identification laws in your state
Find your state or local election website here: https://www.usa.gov/election-office. Here you can find information about elections in your state, including candidates listings, ballot questions, sample and certified ballots, polling places, voter identification requirements, and more.
Join with your college and university clubs to host voter registration drives.
Voting matters! Please join the NAFEO Nation family in this important initiative in 2018.