Today is National Voter Registration Day and The League of Women Voters of Bucks County will be hosting events to help people register or update their voter information.
Members of the League are at the Bucks County Free Library in Doylestown right now and will be there until 9:00 p.m. Others will be at Warminster Township Free Library tonight from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
“Our volunteers will have tables and helpful forms for voter registration as well as absentee ballot registration,” Communications Director Kathy Weidner explained. “They have all kinds of help for people to learn about candidates.”
The League joins more than 2000 other groups nationwide to assist potential voters.
“The League of Women Voters is the largest on-the-ground volunteer,” Weidner said. “In other words we have more volunteers involved than many of those other organizations.”
Voter turnout is historically lower during midterm elections when a President is not being elected, but League Citizen Advocacy Committee Chair Sue Houston does not want people falling into this trap.
“This election is important – offices to be voted on include a U.S. Senator, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, a number of senators and representatives in the general assembly. Every eligible Bucks County citizen deserves the chance to weigh in,” said Houston. “Voter registration is the key to helping shape the future of our country.”