McKendree Participates in National Voter Registration Day

(LEBANON, Ill., September 30, 2021) – On Tuesday, Sept. 21 this year, Americans celebrated National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance to any upcoming election days. As a proud partner in National Voter Registration Day, McKendree University’s ALL IN Committee hosted a voter registration drive on campus at Holman Library on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Students can register for the first time or change their registration to vote here on campus if they would like. We can help them get registered either way,” said Dr. Ann Collins, professor of political science, who leads the ALL IN Democracy Challenge Committee on campus. “We can also help them with the specifics on how to register back home if they prefer to do that.”

The University also provided information about each state’s election laws, such as deadlines for registering at the event.

Communities across the country have used the activity to increase voter participation. Partner organizations coordinated hundreds of events on and offline nationwide, and leverage #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on social media platforms to drive attention to voter registration.

The website provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country, in communities and held virtually. Founded in 2012, 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. Nearly 4.5 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the in augural National Voter Registration Day in 2012.