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National Voter Registration Day is September 28

National voter registration day logo(9/24/21) Now is the perfect time to make sure you are registered to vote! September 28 is National Voter Registration Day — a non-partisan, nonprofit collaborative effort to get more voters ready to go for 2021 election.

Join citizens from across the country who are registering to vote for the first time or check your registration status by visiting mnvotes.org. You can also request an absentee ballot.

In last year’s election as many as one-in-four (25%) Americans reported not being registered to vote because they didn’t know how, kept forgetting, didn’t have time, had recently moved or changed their name. Across the country, 60% of potential voters ages 18-24 are not registered. Learn more by visiting nationalvoterregistrationday.org

Although there are no federal-level races on the ballot this year, all elections matter. Local leaders make decisions about what impacts voters and their families most. Voters in Anoka-Hennepin communities will have the opportunity to weigh in on three ballot questions on or before Nov. 2, considering a renewal of two levies for learning and investing in a new operating levy providing support for all students. In addition, three Anoka-Hennepin school board seats are up for election.

Remember, every single vote matters in local elections. Margins are much closer than at the national level. The recent election for mayor in Brooklyn Park was decided by just two votes!