US National Voter Registration Day 2020 is celebrated on September 22. Google is celebrating with a “#election2020″ Doodle indicating you “how do I register to vote #election2020”.
Today is the ninth annual National Voter Registration Day, which is every year celebrated on the fourth Tuesday in September. It is an impartial holiday that energizes U.S. residents to register to vote—and Google is making the process somewhat simpler.
The Google tool tells clients how to register to vote by state, complete with links, and offers a guide to helpful data like mail-in voting and deadlines.
As well as the Google tool, various associations help Americans vote, and that will host special events today.
Clicking through on the Doodle brings you to a convenient tool directly within Google Search that shows you how to get registered to vote in your state and offers links to register or check your current registration. This tool additionally offers a convenient guide for whether your state offers things like mail-in voting, Election Day registration, alongside different deadlines.
In case you’re now registered to vote, this might be a decent an ideal opportunity to ensure your registration is up to date — especially that it records the right address — and that you know where your nearby polling station is in front of “#election2020.”
What’s more, being registered to vote is a higher priority than just once every four years. While 2020 is a presidential election year, there are different elections held every year for offices and issues in your state and the local area. Regardless of whether you’ve recently registered to vote for the first time or you’ve been registered for decades, be sure to exercise that right at whatever point you can to guarantee your voice is heard.
The National Voter Registration Day Organization (NVRDO) is a non-partisan group of volunteers, nonprofit associations, businesses, schools, libraries, and election officials, that attempts to get eligible voters to register.
As per the NVRDO, urging Americans to vote has been a challenge this year due to the Covid pandemic, which has brought about the terminations of DMVs and voter registration field programs. The association said that the quantity of new and updated registered voters has fallen since March.
Dr. Deborah Turner, president of the League of Women Voters, one of the establishing associations of US National Voter Registration Day, said in an announcement: “Civic participation is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy.
“We are excited and encouraged by the record-setting number of coalition partners assembled under the banner of National Voter Registration Day this year. This degree of participation underlines the fact that Americans are determined to keep our democracy strong despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.”
Another association, When We All Vote, was launched in 2018 by Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. At the point when We All Vote is hosting a “Couch Party” on Instagram Live today with visitors including Michelle Obama, Zendaya, Tracee Ellis Ross, and DJ Khaled.
The present Google Doodle is a long way from the first time when Google has used its platform to help encourage informed voting.
Election Day is coming up on November 3, 2020. The rules for registering to vote will fluctuate over the U.S., with contrasting standards encompassing ID requirements, who can register, and the deadline for registering.