September 27 is National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan, unofficial national holiday, on which thousands of community groups and volunteers across the political spectrum register people to vote.
Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering citizens to exercise their most basic right—the right to vote.
To celebrate the day, the King County Department of Elections and a multitude of community partners will be registering voters at more than 60 events across the county.
“Voting is one of the most fundamental ways we participate in our community,” said Director of Elections, Julie Wise. “But you have to be registered. The good news is that it’s incredibly easy and there are many wonderful organizations and volunteers out there to help.”
The deadline to register online or by mail is October 10. New voters can register in-person until October 31.