Hickory – Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating democracy in the United States. This year it will take place on Tuesday, September 22. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum. To date, nearly 3 million voters have registered to vote at this designated time.
The League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley is partnering with the Catawba County Library system to register voters at various library branches during their open hours that day. In addition, several branches have special activities planned. These activities include a photo booth at the Newton branch where those who register can take a selfie and post it to social media. There will be a zoom call with members of the Board of Elections at 1 pm. Southwest Branch Library will have a member of the Catawba County Board of Elections present to answer questions from 2-3 pm. Sherrills Ford branch will have a table staffed by the League of Women Voters who will answer questions and register voters from 1-6 pm; and St. Stephens branch library will also have a registration table staffed by the League from 3:30-5:30 pm.
This designated day has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and the National Association of Election
Officials (The Election Center).