Today is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan, unofficial holiday celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of September. With all the interest in this year’s election, the role of libraries as reliable sources of information about voting is more important than ever. Across the country, libraries provide voter registration forms and information about voting, as well as offer computers, which citizens can use to register to vote, update their voter registration, or research information about voting.
The ALA Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) offers non-partisan Voter and Election Toolkits to help librarians answer questions so that their patrons can be prepared to cast their votes. These reference guides are available for every U.S. state and the District of Columbia — including Wyoming.
These toolkits were created for and by librarians across the country and contain answers to FAQs such as voter eligibility requirements, voter registration deadlines, voter ID requirements, ballot information, and absentee voting.
Spread the word and help your patrons participate in elections and exercise their political rights.