Today is National Voter Registration Day!
This nonpartisan civic holiday was first celebrated in 2012, and it’s the largest single-day voter registration drive in the country. Sadly, as many as 1 in 4 Americans are not registered to vote. Since its inception, participants in National Voter Registration Day have registered nearly 4.5 million people, including 1.5 million in 2020 alone!
2020 was a landmark year for voter registration and voter participation across the nation. In fact, the 2020 presidential election saw the highest voter turnout of the 20th century, despite 4% of registered voters choosing not to vote due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Oklahoma continually ranks in the bottom of the nation for voter turnout.
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa (LWV Tulsa) is doing its part to help combat this trend in Oklahoma by hosting regular voter registration events, participating in events such as at Tulsa’s monthly Naturalization Ceremonies, regularly educating our voters on upcoming elections, and promoting voter participation.
For National Voter Registration Day, LWV Tulsa is hosting two voter registration events:
- 9am-12pm, First Oklahoma Bank (Tulsa)
- 4110 S Rockford Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105
- 9am-12pm, First Oklahoma Bank (Jenks)
- 100 S Riverfront Dr, Jenks, OK 74037
And if you’ve recently moved, it’s easy to update your registration! Simply go to the OK Voter Portal, enter your information, and select your applicable option under “Voter Services.”
Follow LWV Tulsa on social media to stay up to date on future registration events, election information, volunteer opportunities, informative community events, and more:
Jenni Gray was born and raised in Tulsa Metro. She currently works for a local IT company supporting the transportation industry, and is a poll worker in our elections.
Jenni recently joined the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa in Fall 2020, serving on the Program and Voter Services committees. In her spare time, she enjoys working to learn ASL and cuddling with Evey, the Italian Greyhound. Jenni holds a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Religious Studies from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK