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National Voter Registration Day, Deadline for 2015 Election Nears

BATON ROUGE – Today is National Voter Registration Day, dedicated to celebrating one of our most basic rights as Americans to vote by making a concerted effort to register every eligible citizen. In Louisiana, the day is of special significance as it falls immediately before the final deadline for people to register to vote in this fall’s general election (Oct. 24). In every election cycle, millions of voters are silenced because of missing a registration deadline or not knowing how to register. NVRD, with events planned all over the country, will bring together volunteers and local organizations for a single day of focused, coordinated efforts to register voters and bring them into the process.

For Louisiana voters, the day is a last-minute reminder that the registration deadline to be eligible to vote in the 2015 general election is bearing down. Tomorrow, Sept. 23, is the last possible day voters in the state can register in time to be eligible to vote in this year’s gubernatorial and state legislative races. Offering the opportunity to finally turn the page on seven years of failed Republican policies, this year’s election is absolutely vital to determining the course of Louisiana’s future. And the first step in shaping that future is registering to vote.

“National Voter Registration Day is more important than it’s ever been, particularly given what’s at stake for us in Louisiana this fall,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “Every voter in Louisiana should be sure to get registered by tomorrow’s deadline so they can have their voices heard at the polls this fall.”