The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government while not supporting any party or candidate. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
National Voter Registration Day is a massive, 50-state effort to register voters before the midterm elections on November 6th. In order to vote in the midterms, New York voters must be registered by October 12th.
As part of the observance of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25th, the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County will be registering voters at various locations in and around Troy. Registrations will be taking place on several different days and at different times to accommodate as many people's schedules as possible. Sites where eligible voters can register include:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Off Campus Commons, 1525 15th St. Tuesday, September 25th, 10 - 12 noon
Greenbush YMCA, 20 Community Way, East Greenbush, Tuesday, September 25th, 6:30 + 8:30 pm
The SnowMan, 5th Avenue and 114th Street, Lansingburgh, Tuesday, September 25th, 6 + 8 pm
Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer, Tuesday, September 25th,3 + 5 pm
Russell Sage College, Bush Memorial Auditorium at Sage Park, September 26th, 12- 2 pm
Unity House, 2431 Sixth Ave., September 27 th, 11 am + 3 pm
Hudson Valley Community College held an event on campus on Wednesday, September 19th, to coincide with its Constitution Day Forum.
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. More than two million Americans have taken advantage of National Voter Registration Day to register to register to vote since the observance began.