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League of Women Voters to Host Registration Day Event

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the U.S. Virgin Islands will participate in National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort that aims to register hundreds of thousands of voters on Tuesday, Sept. 27. As part of this national effort, LWV will collaborate with the Elections Office in registering eligible voters from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the cafeteria of the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas campus.
People may also update their registration as needed at that time. Any one of the following documents will be needed to register: passport, birth certificate, photo ID, DD214 and naturalization certificate.
“This election is important, and every eligible American deserves the chance to weigh in,” said Felicita Richards, president of LWV VI. “Voting is the key to helping shape the future of our country and our territory. We want to make sure that everybody who wants the opportunity to vote on Election Day has their registration up to date by October 2nd, the last day to register to vote in the Virgin Islands.”
Now in its fifth year, National Voter Registration Day has been a game-changing annual nonpartisan campaign to register hundreds of thousands of voters in communities and online. This is the first year that the LWV VI will participate in the national effort with a voter registration activity on Voter Registration Day itself.
“The League of Women Voters of the U.S. Virgin Islands has conducted education, registration and get-out-the-vote activities in every election since the 1970s, and this year, in addition to the National Voter Registration Day activity on the 27th, is hosting voter registration activities every Saturday until October 2nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Red Hook Dock,” said Richards. “We believe our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard.”

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