September 20 is National Voter Registration Day, "a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum ever since. Nearly 4.7 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date."
Nationally, up to 25% of those eligible are not registered to vote. This holiday intends to change that.
In Wisconsin, while Republicans have restricted voting access with harsh voter ID rules and more recent changes to absentee voting and ballot return procedures, we are still able to register up until election day. But, registering before election day is less hectic and gives you more time to make sure you have the right registration documents with you.
The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area will be at the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main Street, on Tuesday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to register voters and provide more information about voting. If you need to register because you're a new voter, or if you need to update your registration because of a change of name or address, here's your chance. If your friend, child, colleague or neighbor needs to register, offer to take them.
Register. Learn. Vote.