|DC, Maryland and Virginia Election Officials Launch Voter Registration Week
In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, area election officials working with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are kicking off a week-long effort today to inform voters about how to register to vote and confirm the accuracy of their voter registration.
Every day from Tuesday, September 25, to Tuesday, October 2, area election officials and volunteers will conduct voter registration drives at public libraries, community centers, government agency offices, and public events.
Events during this regional Voter Registration Week will include:
- On September 25, the DC Board of Elections has scheduled a live on- air remote with Tishcina Grey of WHUR FM 96.3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at One Judiciary Square. They will be joined in this event by other local agencies including the D.C. Office of Asian Pacific Affairs, the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs, the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions and the National Association of Secretaries of State.
- On September 25, the DC Board of Elections will sponsor voter registration drives from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Office of Aging, the Department of Human Services' H Street Service Center and Anacostia Service Center, at the Department of Motor Vehicles' Southwest location, and at the Reeves Municipal Building.
- On September 25, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will declare September 25-October 2 as Voter Registration Week and issue a Proclamation at their regular Board meeting.
- On September 28, Fairfax County will hold an online chat from 11AM - noon, with the General Registrar regarding voter registration and elections questions.
- On September 29, the Multicultural Outreach Committee and Future Vote Program of the Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct voter registration drives from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Davis Library in Bethesda, the White Oak Library and the Kensington Park Library and at Georgian Court Community Day from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- On October 2, the Office of Voter Registration and Elections for Alexandria, Virginia, will conduct a mock election at T.C. Williams High School.
- On October 2, the Office of Voter Registration for Arlington, Virginia will register voters at Langston Brown Community Center from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- On October 2, election officials and volunteers from throughout the region will distribute fliers near Metro and MARC stations in suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia advertising a new website where residents of the entire Washington area can find information on how to register to vote, vote early, or request an absentee ballot. That website is www.MetroDCVote.org.
If you have moved since the last time you voted, you must update your address to cast a ballot this November. Not sure if your registration is up to date? Visit MetroDCVote.org. Using the links on that website, you can check your information online and find out whether you need to update your voter record. You can also find other voting information, such as where and when you cast your ballot, and what questions will be on your ballot, at the new website.
In the District, you can also call 1-866-DC-VOTES
In Maryland, please call 1-800-222-VOTE
In Virginia, please call 1-800-552-9745
COG is the association of 22 local governments working together for a better metropolitan region
Release Date: Sep 25, 2012
Contact: Steven Kania