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What you need to know for 2017 Employee Voter Registration Week

Aug 25, 2017 voter registration_SNAP

The 2018 election might seem like it’s a long time from now, but it’s never too early to encourage your employees to register to vote.

There are thousands of people in Collier County who are eligible to vote, but aren’t registered. People don’t register to vote simply because they forget, think it’s too complicated, or have moved since the last election and just haven’t updated their voter information.

But registering to vote is easy and employers have an increasing number of options when it comes to encouraging their employees to register to vote.

The 2017 Employee Voter Registration Week runs from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, and coincides with National Voter Registration Day, which is on Sept. 26. The nationwide effort aims to raise awareness about the number of people who aren’t registered to vote, promote voter education, and encourage voter registration among private sector employees.

The initiative serves as a resource for employers and employees looking to become more involved in the political process. The Employee Voter Registration Week website (www.employeesvote.com) provides information about issues impacting a variety of industries, voter registration deadlines, and upcoming election information.

Much of that same information can also be found by visiting the Collier County Supervisor of Elections website (www.CollierVotes.com). The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office can also have an elections official visit your workplace to help your employees get ready to vote. Want to have elections staff out to your office? Call 239-252-VOTE for more information. 

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