National Voter Registration Day Is Upon Us, Time to Check Your Voter Status

According to U.S. census data, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote

Today is a very important day for America. Today is National Voter Registration Day.

By registering to vote, you show that you’re ready to make your voice heard. If you love how things are and want them to stay that way, say it with your vote. And if you want change or improvement, voting is the one sure way to get that done, too.

National Voter Registration Day has only been a holiday since 2012, but “nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.”

Today marks the biggest push each year to help Americans find an easy way to register to vote or to update their registration.


“According to U.S. Census data from 2020, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.”

Already registered? That’s great! But if you’ve recently moved or changed your name or you want to just check to make sure your registration hasn’t been lost (it happens), there are a couple of ways to make sure that your vote will still be counted.

Visit to find voter information for any state in the U.S.

And here in the state of Missouri, you can also go visit to register or confirm your registration.

Note: This article has been updated on September 20, 2022.

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Jaime Lees

Jaime Lees is the digital content editor for the Riverfront Times.
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