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On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Clarendon County Voter Registration & Elections Office will join with thousands of other election officials across the country to take part in the 10th anniversary celebration of National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday that aims to help all eligible voters participate in our democracy. The national day of action will involve coordinated field, technology, and media efforts to register voters and raise awareness of state-specific registration policies, deadlines, and voting information.

Clarendon County Voter Registration and Elections Office will host a Voter Registration Drive at Manning High School on September 20, 2022 and partner with local organizations during the month of September to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. To help ensure the further success of the holiday, Clarendon County Voter Registration and Elections Office] is also calling on community partners in Clarendon County –including libraries, colleges and universities, nonprofits, businesses, and more–to join in this effort by signing up as official holiday partners and preparing to host a local registration drives on National Voter Registration Day this September 20.

“Over the last decade, National Voter Registration Day has stood as a testament to the broad-based, bipartisan support for voter registration as the cornerstone of our shared democracy,” said Brian Miller, executive director of the collaborative National Voter Registration Day effort. “As we mark the 10th anniversary of our work to get every eligible American #VoteReady for their next trip to the polls, we’ll continue to depend upon the same grassroots, community based energy that’s made this civic holiday successful year after year.”

To sign up as a partner, visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org. Partners will receive free training opportunities, voter registration resources, organizing and communication toolkits to support both in-person and virtual events, and a supply of National Voter Registration Day-branded posters and stickers. Individuals interested in attending or volunteering at a voter registration event on the holiday can search for nearby events on the National Voter Registration Day website scvotes.gov  for further information about how to get involved.

Voter Registration forms may be picked up at Clarendon County Voter Registration & Elections Office – 411 Sunset Dr. Manning, SC 29102.

National Voter Registration Day is held each year on a Tuesday in September. Since 2012, over 4.7 million voters have registered on the holiday. The holiday has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center). Visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org for more information.

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