National Voter Registration Day is scheduled for September 22, 2020. It is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy. First observed in 2012, it has quickly gained momentum and nearly 3 Million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.
Since 2015, volunteers in Lake County, with the support of the Lake County Office of Education Superintendent and the Lake County Voter Registrar, have been providing non-partisan voter information to high school and community college students as well as pre-registering 16 and 17 year-olds and registering those 18 and above to vote as part of National Voter Registration Day.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made logistics more difficult this year. In the interest of health and safety, National Voter Registration Lake County has partnered with the Lake County Rural Arts Initiative (LCRAI) to hold a contest to bring awareness to our youth on the importance of voting. What better way than to challenge 16-22 year-olds in the County to create a sticker to motivate their fellow students to vote.
Prizes will be provided to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of $100, $75 and $50. The winning sticker will be printed in full color and copies will be made available at various locations around the county. The deadline for entry is midnight September 9th. Submitted art needs to be sized for a 3 inch by 3 inch square sticker and should be in jpg or png format. Hand sketched images will also be accepted if a submitter has no access to a computer. Upload your submission https://lcrai.org/2020-voter-sticker-contest/. If you need help, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All eligible students are encouraged to pre-register or register to vote online at https://registertovote.ca.gov/ or in person at the County Voter Registrar’s office at 255 North Forbes St, Rm 209, Lakeport, CA 95453.
To learn more about National Voter Registration Day, visit www.nvrd.org
To learn more about the LC Rural Arts Initiative, visit www.LCRAI.org