National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a national holiday celebrating our democracy and encouraging civic participation. Join in celebrating NVRD the entire week of September 24 – 28 at all five of our branches: Appling, Bacon, Clinch, Pierce, and Ware.

Register to vote or check your registration status at the library between 9/24 and 9/28 and receive library credit which can be used on Okefenokee Regional Library System fines and services such as printing, copying, faxing, or 3D printing.

This credit is only good at Okefenokee Regional Library System libraries and will expire 9/23/2019. You can get $1.00 in library credit for checking your registration and showing library staff that you’re registered and your registration information is up-to-date. If you need to update your information or register to vote, show library staff your completed registration and you can receive $2.00 in library credit.

Spread the civic spirit! Tell your friends and family!

Can’t make it? You can still register using the Georgia My Voter Page and use the following resources (collected by headcount.org) to help you research your candidates and issues:

Congress.gov – Govt. resource with up-to-date info on current legislation, your representatives’ voting records, and how it all works (or should!)
iCitizen – Interactive, accessible app that lets you follow issues, tells you where     candidates stand–and lets you tell them how you feel
Project Vote Smart – Info on your representatives, including biographies, voting records, issue positions, and campaign contributions
GovTrack.us – Track bills in Congress, your representative’s voting records, upcoming committee meetings, and get alerts by email
AFL-CIO’s Legislative Voting Records – See your congressional delegation’s scorecard and voting record
Corporate Accountability Project – Hub for finding info on politicians’ campaign contribution histories and voting records
USA.gov – Learn more about the voting process and elections in general
Smart Voter – Look up information about all contests and candidates on your ballot
Vote USA – Candidates’ positions on the issues, presented side-by-side for easy comparison
On The Issues – Every political leader on every issue
Vote 411 Voter Guide – Voter guides by your location
#SoundOff – Free campaign tool for tweeting at Congress, brought to you by HeadCount
I Side With… – The eHarmony of democracy, ISideWith.com matches you to candidates based on your views; more than 10 million people have found their “candidate match”
Sunlight Foundation – A nonpartisan nonprofit that uses technology to make government more accountable to all
Voter – Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.