Broome County (WBNG) — Tuesday is the eighth annual National Voter Registration Day. The event began in 2012 to raise voting registration awareness.
”You can register by getting a form from our website, broomevotes.com, you can call us and get a form or or you can go to the DMV website and use your licenses info to register online,” explained Deputy Election Commissioner Karen Davis.
Binghamton University’s Center for Civic Engagement is just one organization working to encourage eligible voters to register before the October 11 deadline.
“Voting is important even in local elections, which is what this cycle is focusing on,” said Mitchell Brooks, the university’s voter registration coordinator. “There’s a lot happening in colleges so sometimes voting just gets pushed to the back. We’re just out here making sure people know they can register to vote.”
Most students had a positive response to the group’s encouragement.
“It’s important to vote,” said Maece Rounovski, a BU freshman. “I’m so happy right now.”