GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX)- National Voter Registration Day is a day to get Americans registered to exercise a basic right and perform a civic duty. Millions of Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since it started in 2012.
MarillacHealth wants to keep that going, giving people a chance to be ready before the polls. That is why the staff makes its front porch a place to do just that.
Newly registered voters say voting is important and not just for Election Day.
“My best advice is choose the path of understanding who our representatives are going to be and how much they care for our community, state, and nation,” Newly Registered Yosetti Martinez proclaims, “If you can give that thought and make that idea happen, choose the best party that you can choose this year and let’s make it happen for the future.”
“No matter what your political party or views are, you can only impact the choice if you vote your voice,” Cora Dickey reports, “You can only vote your voice if you are registered.”
The registration event emphasizes how votes matter every election.
“This year, people will be voting on who’s going to sit on our local school board what kind of taxation is going to happen here in the city and county in terms of the marijuana questions,” MarillacHealth’s Martha Graf explains, “There’s a lot of stuff out there and there’s also some state measures that are going to be on the ballot.”
Election Day gets closer every day. Marillac Health recommends citizens register to vote as early as possible.
The last day to register to vote in person is Election Day. For Colorado, mail-in ballots get shipped on October 11 and online voter registration is due October 25.