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Nation celebrates Voter Registration Day, organizers emphasize importance of young voters

The Badger Herald, Audrey Thibert:

Sept. 22 marks the ninth annual National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday that celebrates the country’s democracy and involves the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries and election officials from all over the country.

According to the Campus Vote Project, Millennials and Generation Z will be the largest share of eligible voters in 2020, but have not been the largest share of the electorate in previous elections due to their low voting rate.

Registering early in September is an important step and sets the stage for student voters to make their voting plans, University of Wisconsin Political Science professor Barry Burden said in an email to The Badger Herald.

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