National Voter Registration Day is coming up in late September. It's a time to check and see if you're registered to vote.
"Each year, it's the fourth Tuesday in September."
Linda Rogers has long been active in the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. She says it's important that everyone eligible to vote knows their registration status.
"Sometimes we change addresses, change names, people don't vote every election and a person's name can drop off the voter registration rolls without them understanding that's happening," said Rogers.
National Voter Registration Day started in 2012 and takes place Tuesday, September 28 this year. Registration booths will be set up at both the Northtown Library as well as the Rum River branch. You can also go to mnvotes.org to check your status or to register. All you need is your driver's license or state issued photo ID.
According to the 2020 Census, about 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. And 60% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 are unregistered.
Since 2012, more than 4.5 million people have registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day.