On National Voter Registration Day, Make Sure You’re Registered!

Tue 9/24

Tuesday September 24 should be a major holiday, on par with Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or the 4th of July.

It’s National Voter Registration Day, and if you’re one of those people who scoffs that “voting is pointless; it doesn’t change anything,” you are one of the people who helps cause electoral dysfunction: you are part of the problem.

Voting DOES matter, as numerous elections have demonstrated, including the 2000 presidential election, which was decided by 537 votes in one state. And in 2017, control of the Virginia House of Representatives was decided by a random drawing when one candidate appeared to have won by a single vote, which was later invalidated.

So get registered if you’re not; change your address if you’ve moved. And in Ohio (as well as several other states), it’s a good idea to double-check that you’re registered with your county board of elections, given that the current and former secretaries of state have purged large numbers of voters, including many for simply not having voted for a certain period of time, technically illegal, but oh well.

The National Voter Registration Day website has instructions telling you what to do and where to go, no matter where you live. Just do it.

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