Are You Registered to Vote?
Blog by Barbara Saverino
Voting is a way to be heard, and to let your elected officials know how you feel about issues that matter to you.
But you can’t vote if you don’t register to vote! The deadline to register depends where you live; check here.
Meanwhile, why not register on Tuesday, Sept. 20 — National Voter Registration Day in the U.S.?
United Way is a proud partner in National Voter Registration Day, which is a nonpartisan, national effort to ensure every eligible American is registered to vote for the 2022 general election. On this day, United Way and many other organizations work to register eligible voters and ensure full representation. Since 2012, dozens of national businesses and nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organizations have supported National Voter Registration Day through coordinated efforts to register voters and raise awareness of state-specific registration policies, deadlines, and voting information.
We want every eligible American supported in their ability to register and to vote. Exercising this right is an opportunity for us to build a stronger, more diverse, and inclusive democracy. The way we look at it, the more people are speaking up at the ballot box, the stronger our democracy gets.
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. We tailor solutions to address the needs and aspirations of each community we serve; working with private, public, and nonprofit partners to boost education, economic solutions, and health resources in 95% of U.S. communities. Making sure everyone has a voice that is heard is fundamental to our mission, our organization and country.
But each year, millions of Americans are unable to vote in national, state, or local elections — because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register.
Get involved and take action now:
Share resources to help people in your community register and vote
Use #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on social media to spread the word!
Voting is our right. Take action today to make sure you can exercise it!
Blog by Barbara Saverino
Barbara Saverino is the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at United Way Worldwide where she is responsible for advancing policies that help families and individuals become financially stable. Collaborating with national partners, she supports and enhances the capacity of local and state United Ways to engage in advocacy. Prior to joining United Way Worldwide, Barbara served as Director of Public Policy at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Public Policy Board Chair for United Way of Pennsylvania.