National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

This might possibly be the most high-stakes election ever, and ultimately it comes down to one thing: Actually voting.

That’s why we’re making it easy for you to help people register to vote.

There’s a new switch in your web dashboard, over in the right column. Turn it on, and anyone who visits your blog tomorrow will be shown a popover offering to get them registered to vote. It’ll stay there until Tuesday the 27th, 11 p.m. Eastern, across all your Tumblrs (if you have more than one), ready to take anyone who visits your Tumblr over to the official National Voter Registration Day site and get them all set up. You can turn it off at any time.  

Only 57.5% of eligible voters actually voted in the last election. And only 42% of eligible 18–29 year-olds. What’s at stake? Oh, just gun violence, racial justice, the Supreme Court, education, a living wage, health care, clean water, immigration, the war on drugs, legal weed, access to abortion, national security, the gender gap, trans rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and the right to love who you love.

So, seriously, help people register to vote.

And while you’re at it…

Register to vote.

Hey Tumblr! Happy National Voter Registration Day! Follow that link and go register already. It’s the easiest and most politically empowering thing you’ll do all day. 

“But it’s not even an election year, staff…”

Every year is an election year! Besides the primaries in early 2016, there are important local and municipal ballots that need your penmarks and punches this November. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference. Register today.  


Does it feel like election day is still ages away? It’s not; in fact, early voting began for half of the country this week. And for half of the country, if you’re not yet registered in just two weeks, you’ll lose the chance to vote entirely. That’s what happened to 6 million Americans in 2008; this year, we’re participating in National Voter Registration Day to help make sure you’re not left out.

If you’re in the US, you should see the button above on your Dashboard; click it to register through our friends at Our Time. No matter how you feel about politics, remember that your vote has the power to make a difference for at least one critical candidate or ballot measure on your ticket. If you don’t participate in the voting booth, you allow others to make important decisions for you.

Need some inspiration? Check out this gorgeous GIF campaign from MTV’s Power of 12, a new video from the cast of Workaholics, and a gallery of voting-inclined celebs at HyperVocal.

For more info, follow National Voter Registration Day on Tumblr, or track the tag #925NVRD. You can register in person at an NVRD meetup happening near you, or phone in any questions to the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

And even if you’re already registered, please reblog this post to ensure none of your followers miss it!

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.

Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.

So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

I’ve had the ability to vote/register to vote for almost 2 years now and I still haven’t even registered because I have no idea what to put down for “Political Affiliation” and I feel like this just isn’t some rash decision you make because you’re tired of your friends poking fun at the fact you still aren’t registered. AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, EVEN WHEN I SPEND 23 MINUTES STARING AT MY SCREEN THINKING ABOUT IT.

This generation is the largest and most diverse in recent history, and has the power to move us forward this November. And there’s never been more at stake for the issues that matter to young people: voting rights, education, immigration, the environment, reproductive rights, and beyond.

Elections matter, and if you don’t participate, you can’t complain. Don’t miss out on the chance to stand up for the issues you care about: Register, spread the word, and vote!