The Department of Elections Joins Other Civic Partners to Facilitate Registration Opportunities on National Voter Registration Day

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, September 24, 2021 – Next Tuesday, September 28, is National Voter Registration Day. On that day, the Department of Elections will be joining with thousands of others across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day with focused, nonpartisan voter registration efforts and building awareness of voting and election-related services.  

To bring attention to voter registration and voting, on September 28, the Department’s Outreach Team will partner with several local organizations that provide correctional re-entry services to host small-group registration and voter education workshops for their clients. These workshops are meant to raise awareness of the passage of Proposition 17 that amended the state constitution to allow otherwise eligible California residents on parole to register to vote as well as highlight ways to register to vote and registration deadlines.

Building on the momentum of National Voter Registration Day, the Department’s Outreach Team will attend and host various in-person and virtual events in the City during National Voter Education Week, October 4-8, 2021 and beyond.  At these events, Department staff will engage City residents by providing voter registration forms and online registration as well as information about election-related services and programs.  Department staff will also spotlight the opportunity to serve as a poll worker and sign up those who are interested in joining the City’s poll worker team to ensure support and assistance for all voters at all neighborhood polling places on Election Day.

Year-round, the Department of Elections’ Outreach Division uses a wide range of multi-format, multilingual strategies to broadcast information on general election topics such as voter registration, voting options (by mail and in-person), language services and translated election materials, accessible voting services and tools, and ranked-choice voting in local contests. The Department of Elections is committed to increasing awareness of voter registration and election services and will continue to develop partnerships with communities, local organizations and the media to disseminate essential election information. To invite the Department’s Outreach Team to a public event, local festival, conference, school, or community center, or request an interview, please call (415) 554-5685 or email sfoutreach@sfgov.org

 

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Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375
sfelections.org

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