Merrill will hold a news conference, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford (Room 1B) at which she will announce new voter registration figures for Connecticut, and outline Connecticut’s ‘Election Project’ to develop an educational curriculum for CT school students tied to the 2012 Presidential Election.
In 2008, 6 million Americans did not vote because they did not know how to register or they missed their state’s voter registration deadline, according to the US Census.
The goal of National Voter Registration Day is to educate people about the process and the importance of each person’s vote.
On Sept. 25, 2012, volunteers and organizations all over the U.S. will host events. With the Presidential election just weeks away, this is an especially important outreach effort.
To find out if your town is hosting a voter registration event, call your registrar of voters.
In the HTNP News readership area, two registration events will be held Tuesday at the University of Connecticut in Storrs-Mansfield: from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., hosted by
HeadCount (646) 230-0100 at 115 North Eagleville Road and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., hosted by Michelle Maloney-Mangold and Amber West (415) 517-3120 at the Babbidge Library on the UConn campus, 369 Fairfield Way.
Posted September 24, 2012 based on a press release and the National Voter Registration Day web site
National Voter Registration Day web site http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org
CT Secretary of the State web site http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp
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