In 2012, League members registered over 9,000 new citizens to vote. In addition, after the deadline for early registration, we helped an additional over 800 to fill out their forms to take with them to their polling place on Election Day (and sign and date it in front of an Election Judge). One of the reasons we are able to do this activity is because we are there, as volunteers, even when it is not a big election year. So, make plans to join us on any of the dates below:
- Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. (10 a.m.) Minneapolis Convention Center (1,500 expected)
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. (10 a.m.) Macalester College, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
- Thursday, Feb. 28th 10 a.m. (9 a.m.) and 2 p.m. (1 p.m.) Fitzgerald Theater
The official schedule has not been finalized, but more ceremonies will be added when it is! At a recent small ceremony at St. Paul Academy, the guest speaker was a student's parent who had become a new citizen in September. She told us that she and her husband, both of whom were from Brazil, knew they wanted to vote in the November election. “As we were going to the ceremony, I was thinking that the next thing I needed to do was register to vote. I wasn't sure where to go...but there YOU were (that's us, LWV members!) and we registered and were able to vote. We were very happy.” Our efforts are worth it!
Please let us know when you might be able to help. The large ceremony on January 24 will call for quite a few volunteers. Click here
to contact the League of Women Voters of St. Paul to volunteer.