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Gov. Laura Kelly proclaims Sept. 22 National Voter Registration Day in Kansas

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 12:56:02-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In efforts to increase civic engagement among younger voters and increase voter turnout, Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation declaring Tuesday, Sept. 22, as National Voter Registration Day in Kansas.

“Opportunities for in-person voting registration are among the many normal routines that have become more difficult as a result of COVID-19,” Kelly said. “But an active and engaged citizenry is critical to the success of our democracy on any level. We must do all we can to protect and expand Kansans’ voting rights and encourage all people – particularly young people – to vote in November and beyond.”

Around the nation, Sept. 22 is also recognized as National Voter Registration Day.

The deadline to register for the upcoming November election in the state is Oct. 13.

“I encourage all Kansas residents to register to vote by the deadline, ensuring they can exercise this important and fundamental right,” Kelly said. “Let’s make this election the highest voter turnout yet."

More information on how to register to vote is available on Kansas Secretary of State website.

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