Make Your Voice Heard: Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Date: September 19, 2018

Elections are one of the most important business decisions a small business owner can make.

Ahead of National Voter Registration day on Tuesday, Sept. 25., NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin urged small business owners across the nation to make their voice heard by registering to vote.

“Elections are an important business decision, not only for business owners – like you – but for their employees, families, and communities that rely on them,” Sussin says. “NFIB is committed to providing you all the resources you need to be a small biz voter.”

TAKE ACTION: Register to vote.

Whether at a local or national scale, NFIB’s extensive record of big legislative wins for small business demonstrates members’ dedication to changing issues affecting their businesses by working to engage local communities and inform business and non-business owners alike.

But while exercising the right to vote is a great way to celebrate our democracy, many Americans go unaccounted for due to one simple reason: not registering to vote.

In fact, only 64.2 percent of U.S. citizens were registered to vote in the November 2016 presidential election, leaving almost 40 percent of voting-age citizens omitted, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Whether it’s a missed registration deadline, a lack of resources explaining how to register, or an out-of-date registration record, checking this step off your voting to-do list is the first step to the polls come election days.

This National Voter Registration Day, take the time to check on your voter registration status and reach out to family and friends to ensure that your voices are heard. Visit NFIB’s voter registration portal to get started and learn more about upcoming 2018 elections with NFIB’s Election Center.

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