Local votercade planned on today’s National Registration Day

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Leaders from the city, county and SUNY Cortland student body will host a local Votercade on today’s National Voter Registration Day.

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With the general election just six weeks away — and Covid concerns mandating new ways to educate the public — the Votercade will consist of a number of motor vehicles displaying information about registration.

The socially distanced parade will tour through the city, campus and surrounding areas during an extended lunch hour.

This year is a special one for women to vote, as it marks the 100th anniversary since passage of the 19th amendment.

Additionally, the city, county and campus are in competition with Ithaca to see how much they can increase their voter participation over the 2016 election.

National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy, first observed in 2012 and growing in popularity every year since.

Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, the holiday is endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State, the National Association of State Election Directors, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and the National Association of Election Officials.

For more information on how or where to register to vote, visit the Cortland Board of Elections webpage here, or call 753-5032.

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