VPC Helps 600,000 Register to Vote
September 12th, 2012
Exactly one year ago, we started mailing voter registration forms to unregistered voters; today, we’re celebrating the fact that we have now helped more than 600,000 Americans in 28 states become eligible to vote in the November 6 elections. And that number is still climbing.
Our final wave of registration applications was mailed out earlier this month and the response rates have been historically high. Yesterday alone, we tracked 30,000 applications that were returned to state election officials across our country.
The VPC and our partners – the NAACP, National Council of La Raza, the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and the United Food and Commercial Workers – are committed to taking advantage of the interest and energy generated by this year’s presidential election to help register as many eligible Americans as possible this cycle.
Right now, more than 1-in-3 of us (73 million Americans) are not registered to vote. “With so many U.S. citizens eligible but not registered to vote, it is critical to help women and men from all walks of life, regardless of party, have a voice on Election Day,” says Page Gardner, President of the non-profit and non-partisan Voter Participation Center (VPC).
To see a sample VPC mailing, click here.