Libraries are centers of civic engagement in communities, schools, and academic institutions. By providing information, resources, and programming to foster full participation in the democratic process, libraries are valuable partners to government agencies, community leaders, and elected officials. Ensuring that eligible voters are registered and ready for the election is a critical piece of that engagement and, with voter registration rates lower than usual due to the pandemic, libraries respond to that call with a renewed sense of urgency.
Voter Engagement in Action
*For state-by-state updates about primary election dates, voter registration, and ballot request deadlines, visit Vote.org.
Assoc. Director of Communications, ALA Washington Office