FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 5, 2018
Sender: Jane Lord
Contact: 302-827-2299 or sussexlwv [at] gmail.com
Title: LWVSC Marks National Voter Registration Day
The League of Women Voters of Sussex County, Delaware Technical Community College, and the Sussex Family YMCA are marking National Voter Registration Day with intensified efforts to get all eligible residents registered in time to vote in the November 6 elections. Scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day is an annual, nationwide event that typically adds hundreds of thousands of new voters to the rolls. The deadline for registering in the November General Election is October 13.
“We’re targeting young people and communities that have been underrepresented at the polls in the past,” said Connie Jones, LWVSC Voter Service Chair. “Our volunteers will be registering residents in person at Del Tech and the YMCA on September 25, and we’re spreading the word that anyone with access to the internet can easily register online.”
Sussex County residents who are U.S. citizens, 18 years old or over, can log onto iVOTE.DE.gov to register. VOTE411.org, the League’s nonpartisan voters’ guide, also provides information on voting procedures, polling locations, sample ballots, and applications for absentee ballots. All candidates running in each district have been invited to post their biographical information and answers to questions on key issues on the VOTE411 website.
“The League’s aim is to get everyone out to vote, regardless of party affiliation,” said LWVSC President Martha Redmond. “Our organization does not support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office.”
Community partners in the Get-Out-the-Vote campaign are Delaware Technical Community College, the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, the American Association of University Women, the Delaware Hispanic Commission, La Esperanza, and First State Community Action Agency.
State-wide races this fall include U.S. Senator, U.S. House Representative District 1, State Attorney General, State Treasurer, Auditor of Accounts, State Senate, and State House Representatives. Sussex County residents will also vote for State Senate Districts 21 and 6, House Representative Districts 41, 36, 14, 20, and 38, County Council Districts 4 and 5, Register of Wills, Recorder of Deeds, and County Sheriff.
The League is holding candidate forums for State Senate and Representative races at local libraries during September and October. Dates and times are listed on their websites. For more information go to VOTE411.org or sussexlwv.org.