National Voter Registration Day is an annual holiday dedicated to voters. Before the election, millions of Americans unite to support a democratic state. Votes are the main factor that has a decisive impact on the final composition of the government. People themselves choose whom they want to see in power. It is celebrated on September 20th.
Democracy is from the Greek meaning ‘rule of the people’. Hundreds of thousands of voters cast their votes for one or another government representative. The holiday has been celebrated since 2012. More than 300 thousand voters were registered.
Every year more and more people are aware of their role in elections, because it is their civic duty. In 2018, the number of registered voters rose to 800,000.
The date of the celebration was chosen in such a way that as many people as possible could register before the elections. In addition, voters have enough time to study each candidate’s dossier in more detail and make the right choice.
- Each country has its own election requirements. For example, participation in elections in Peru is mandatory for citizens of the country.
- In the state of New Mexico, there is a law which, if candidates have the same number of votes, they can play any game to determine the winner. The last time such a law was used was in 1998.
- Elections are held in North Korea every five years. But the ballots contain only the name of the current leader.
How to take part
The best way to celebrate National Voter Registration Day is to register as a voter. Share a post on social media to get more people to vote.
You can also brush up on major events in US history. Watch interesting American films and read books.
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