Katy Perry, John Legend, Stephen Colbert & More Encourage Americans to Get Involved on National Voter Registration Day
Katy Perry wants to make sure you know that today (Sept. 25) is National Voter Registration Day. Traditionally held on the fourth Tuesday of September, the day for voters to get their paperwork in order had a number of celebrities tweeting out reminders that it's not too late to get registered for the upcoming midterm elections.
The next election is just 41 days away on Nov. 6 -- and some states require voters to be registered 30 days before the election, so some of you have until next weekend to register.
The upcoming midterm is the first since Pres. Trump's election two years ago and will mark the first test of his ability to retain control of both the White House and Congress during his first term in office. More than six in 10 eligible Americans voted in the last presidential election, but less than four in 10 eligible voters participated in the last midterm elections. This means that control of the American government can and has been decided by a minority of voters, with twenty one percent of eligible voters not even registered.
In the balance on Nov. 6 is control of both the House and Senate, which the Republican party currently holds, with a slim, two-vote majority in the Senate (where 33 of the 100 seats will be in play) and a larger majority (240-195) in the House (where all 435 seats are up for grabs). Current models predict a potential flip of the House, which could lead to an avalanche of investigations into the Trump administration by Democrats, and, if the Senate is flipped as well, a possible stall to Trump's bid to fill a second Supreme Court vacancy should the currently imperiled nomination of Brett Kavanaugh stall out before the midterms.
This National Voter Registration Day, research the voting rights in your state and make a plan to vote. By making your voice heard at the polls, you can determine the future of our country’s criminal justice system. Call https://t.co/2F1Uc6A3TO to know your rights. #NVRD pic.twitter.com/m79C1jayQV— John Legend (@johnlegend) September 25, 2018
TODAY is National Voter Registration Day!!! Need to register to vote? Check your voter status? Find local volunteer opportunities or sign up to get reminders for voting/absentee ballot dates and deadlines? I got you! Text CHANGE to 788-683 or go to rockthevote.org/chime The power of the people is greater than the people in power and we prove that when we vote. Sups easy, let's do this fam --
These are the faces of the Republican Party in 2018. The only way the Republican Party, the party of racists, misogynists, and oil billionaires, stays in power is because of low voter turnout. Which is why we must: #registertovote and then on November 6: VOTE. #nationalvoter… pic.twitter.com/QNDTjcirlD— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) September 25, 2018
It's #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, America! Make sure you're registered to vote on Nov. 6th. It's quick, easy, and probably the most important thing you can do today!— Bon Iver (@boniver) September 25, 2018
Register via @RockTheVote: https://t.co/dxU18csi8h#NVRD
NASHVILLE!— emily saliers (@EmilySaliers) September 24, 2018
I will be performing TOMORROW at City Winery Nashville - Lounge in Nashville, TN for the National Voter Registration Day Benefit Show along with Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters & more. Whose coming? Comment below!
Tix Here: https://t.co/Iy8qP1sM4c pic.twitter.com/Y6k9BhkAzZ
National Voter Registration Day is 4 days away! Why does this election matter to you? @BigBoi wants you to register to vote because #TheFutureIsVoting and you don't want to miss the midterm elections. #RegisterToVote at https://t.co/UZn3ZeGFFJ pic.twitter.com/SjZUxf19OL— HeadCount (@HeadCountOrg) September 21, 2018
this mid term election is important and it is here, tomorrow is national voter registration day are you signed up to vote?? we all need you to vote! -- https://t.co/Fda3iCG9mP @HeadCountOrg pic.twitter.com/EhbPwkHoi7— к†и (@killthenoise) September 24, 2018
I know there are a lot of special "days" but tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day and I think that's something we can all get behind. If you haven't registered, please do, and encourage others as well. It's vital to making sure our democracy works. https://t.co/JBAKqzgBEf— Dan Rather (@DanRather) September 24, 2018
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, I want to highlight some tools you can use to get registered to vote and register friends. With only six weeks before the election, it's all hands on deck.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 25, 2018
Today is National Voter Registration day! To vote this November, California residents must be registered by October 22. Our state makes it easy by allowing you to register online here: https://t.co/oeLo9WugwC— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 25, 2018
Today is National Voter Registration Day! Make your voice heard and register to vote.https://t.co/oiNSRnNwjj— Albert Hammond Jr (@alberthammondjr) September 25, 2018
"We've got to get the right people representing us and have your voices heard," said Mellencamp at a press conference.
Nelson added that he's currently working on a song with his songs called "Vote 'Em Out," with lyrics like "If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out/ That's what election day is all about/ And the biggest gun we've got is called the ballot box/ So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out."