With the 2020 presidential election only a couple of months away, National Voter Registration Day is upon us, and the scene is reminding you to make sure you’re registered. Registration deadlines vary in each state, but it’s better to do it sooner rather than later to make sure you can put in your ballot Nov. 3.
Online registration is available at Vote.org and the HeadCount website. You can also check your status if you’re not sure whether you’re registered or not. If you’re not old enough to register today, you can still take the pledge to do it when you come of age. Remember, registration not only allows you to vote for the United States president but your state and local representatives as well.
HeadCount will be hosting 40 in-person voter registration drives across the country throughout the week. Venues will include record stores and community centers. Locations and more information on the registration drives can be found here.
Election Day is only 43 days away, and your vote counts. Register to vote today and check out these voter education events: https://t.co/ugbheRJCRN #VoteReady #NationalVoterRegistrationDay @CivicAlliance @NatlVoterRegDay @HeadCountOrg pic.twitter.com/z5WtSfXgqU
— Eventbrite (@eventbrite) September 22, 2020
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) September 22, 2020
Fans have a chance to receive rewards for checking their registration status through Global Citizen’s Just Vote campaign. Prizes include a signed vinyl, hoodie and T-shirt from Billie Eilish, an exclusive performance from the Dave Matthews Band, a guitar signed by Taylor Swift and more.
Wallows are also partnering with HeadCount for a “Get Ready To Vote” initiative. The group provided their own special link to register that will also give you the only unreleased track from the Nothing Happens sessions, “Bad Remake.”
are you registered yet? it’s national voter registration day so we partnered up with @HeadCountOrg to make it extra special. go register, check your status, or make a pledge to vote to receive the only unreleased song from the nothing happens sessions https://t.co/0G2ZRzOrUa pic.twitter.com/f26kTxVkjH
— Wallows (@wallowsmusic) September 22, 2020
Taking Back Sunday, the Maine and the Menzingers are participating in ASCAP Citizen, which is the partnership between the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and HeadCount. The campaign encourages ASCAP members and their fans to vote. You can also text VOTER ASCAP to 40649 to register, verify or update your voter registration.
The Umbrella Academy’s Justin H. Min (Ben Hargreeves) also took to Twitter to remind everyone to vote and stated that there are over 50 million people eligible to vote in the U.S. He also shared the voter registration deadlines for each state.
#NationalVoterRegistrationDay. up to 50m eligible voters in the u.s. are still unregistered, so if you’re not yet registered, please do so today. if you’re already registered or ineligible this year, please encourage those around you to register.
— Justin H. Min (@justinhmin) September 22, 2020
Others in the scene, from Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and punk rock’s Anti-Flag to Paramore’s Hayley Williams and her company Good Dye Young, are also encouraging fans to register by saying that their vote counts.
Voting makes you hotter.
— Ryan Scott Graham (@RyanScottGraham) September 22, 2020
— kesha (@KeshaRose) September 22, 2020
— Anti-Flag (@anti_flag) September 22, 2020
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) September 22, 2020
it’s cool to have colored hair, it’s even cooler to vote!
register to vote here ⬇️https://t.co/KlfZHhQXmi
— Good Dye Young 🌈 (@gooddyeyoung) September 22, 2020
it takes literally 30 seconds to check ur voter registration status! check ur status and register to vote in the most important election of our lifetime here: https://t.co/GnO2xXKHyv pic.twitter.com/qPJ6YLMBlL
— Emo Nite (@emonitela) September 22, 2020