Rep. Geran Tarr

Day of Action on Tuesday to Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2015

ANCHORAGE – A national effort is underway to increase the number of those registered to vote in the United States.  In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is holding voter registration day of action.

“Our democracy, from the local city council all the way up to President, is based on the principle of one person, one vote.  However, if you don’t vote your voice is missing from the democratic process,” said Rep. Tarr.  “Our democracy functions best when elected officials listen and follow the wishes of the people.  This is done through a vote and you can’t vote if you’re not registered.”

As part of National Voter Registration Day, Rep. Tarr will be going door to door in the Mountain View and Russian Jack areas encouraging residents to register to vote.  She will continue that effort at the Red Apple store in Mountain View Tuesday from 5-6 pm and at the Carrs at the Northway Mall Tuesday from 6-8 pm.

Across the country thousands of volunteers will be encouraging increased voter registration through one on one discussions with non-registered voters, social media and traditional media campaigns, and expanded voter registrations opportunities. 

“In Alaska, we make it very easy to register to vote yet we still have thousands of unregistered voters,” said Rep. Tarr.  “I’m anticipating that dozens, if not thousands, of people in Alaska register to vote tomorrow.  I’m going to have information available about how to register to vote and about our state and municipal elections.  I firmly believe that if we get more people registered to vote, and they actually vote, our state and local governments will be much more responsive to the will of the voters.  That in turn will lead to better outcomes for all Alaskans.”

Information on registering to vote in Alaska can be found on the Alaska Division of Elections website.  

For more information about National Voter Registration Day please contact Rep. Tarr’s office at (907) 269-0144 or (907) 360-4047.

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