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Mark Your Calendars!: September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014. (Source: WOIO) September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014. (Source: WOIO)

OhioVOTES Cleveland plans a series of events to register voters in time for the 2014 midterm elections.

WHAT:

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, OhioVOTES partner agencies will host a series of events for National Voter Registration Day 2014. These events are as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters before Election Day, November 4, 2014. The theme for this year's National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America.

WHY:

471 Congress seats, 36 governors, 46 state legislatures, and many other decisions will be on ballots in this year's midterm elections. The goal for the 2014 National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come to the polls this fall.

"Here in Ohio our voter registration deadline for the November 4th election is October 6th. We encourage Ohioans to make sure their voter registration is up to date!  If you have moved, changed your name or had any other changes since you last voted – you need to re-register by October 6!"

As a non-partisan unofficial national holiday, National Voter Registration Day counts on thousands of partners and volunteers across the political spectrum. Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right—the right to vote.

"2014 is a midterm election year, and we want EVERY eligible American to celebrate our nation's democracy by registering to vote and head to the polls on November 4th – let's Celebrate Democracy in America!"

Americans can register at hundreds of events across the nation and online at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org.

Supporters can also follow National Voter Registration Day activities through social media on September 23 by searching #CelebrateNVRD.

​Here in Cleveland, Ohio VOTES - state partner of the national organization Nonprofit VOTE has convened 30 partners. Be sure to stay informed by following us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/events/632437926872649/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

To date, there will be four events open to the public.

​Those events are as follows:​

Name of Event: Cleveland Rocks the Ballot Box - National Voter Registration Day Concert
Name of Organization: Cleveland Young Professional Senate
Partner(s)/Sponsor(s): House of Blues, Downtown Cleveland Residents' Association, YNPN Cleveland
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: House of Blues (308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114)

Name of Organization: Neighborhood Family Practice
Partner(s)/Sponsor(s): Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Sept 23
Location: Neighborhood Family Practice, 3569 Ridge Road, Cleveland, OH 44102

Name of Organization: Neighborhood Family Practice
Partner(s)/Sponsor(s): Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Parking lot outside of Neighborhood Family Practice and Dave's Mercado on Ridge Road

Name of Event: Celebrate voting – Become informed: Learn how education tax dollars are being abused
Name of Organization: National Advancement for the Association of Colored People (NAACP)
Partner(s)/Sponsor(s): American Association of University Women (AAUW), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), National Action Network (NAN)
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church 1161 East 105th St.

Name of Event: Voter  Registration Drive
Name of Organization: Organization of Chinese Americans
Partner(s)/Sponsor(s): None
Time: 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Location: Asia Plaza 2999 Payne Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Short Description of Event: Voter Registration Drive

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