Feldman encourages Iowans to participate in National Voter Registration Month
LE MARS — Plymouth County Auditor Stacey Feldman joins Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and auditors across Iowa in encouraging all eligible residents to participate in National Voter Registration Month by registering to vote or making sure their voter information is current, in the month of September.
“If you are legally eligible to vote in the United State and at least 17 years old and someone who has not registered to vote yet or is new to Plymouth County, the National Voter Registration Month is a great reminder for you to make that happen. You can register to vote in the Plymouth County Auditor’s office at 215 Fourth Ave. S.E., Le Mars, or you may contact the auditor’s office and a voter registration form can be mailed to you,” Feldman said.
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) established September as National Voter Registration Month in 2002 to encourage voter participation and increase awareness.
“Voting for the city and school elections begins in just a few weeks and the Iowa Caucuses are on the horizon, so now is a great time to make sure you’re registered to vote, and your information is current,” Pate said. “We are one of the top states in the nation for voter registration and voter participation. My goal is for us to be number one.”
Tuesday, Sept. 24, is National Voter Registration Day. Last year, nearly 5,000 Iowans used the state’s online voter registration system on that day.
Registering to vote in Iowa has never been easier. There are several options are available and it only takes a few minutes.
Voters can register anytime online, through the mail, at their county auditor’s office, at various government agency offices, at a voter registration drive, at military recruiting centers, and in-person at their polling place on Election Day.
Approximately 90 percent of eligible Iowans are registered to vote, and there are more than two million active registered voters in the state.
To check their voter registration status, register to vote or update information, visit VoterReadyIowa.org or www.co.plymouth.ia.us.