The neighborhood is the center of our lives today. It’s where we live, where we shop, where our kids go to school and it’s where we vote. Democracy is a key part of our neighborhoods and our communities’ futures.
The 2022 midterm elections are just 49 days away, and they present a critical point in time to strengthen our democracy through civic participation across the country. While there is typically a 10-15% drop in voter turnout for midterm elections, neighbors can do something to grow their participation.
Today, on National Voter Registration Day, Nextdoor and Vote.org encourage neighbors across the country to take 30 seconds to register to vote or verify their registration.
When individuals register to vote; verify their voter registration status; find their polling place ahead of the election; and then vote in person or early by mail, they are laying the foundation for strong local policies that affect neighborhoods, towns and cities.
When more people vote, they are creating a stronger, more representative democracy. The cause and effect of being civically engaged in the local community is immeasurable as decisions made by governors, mayors and school boards, for example, have a direct and immediate impact on communities and the people who call the community home.
Throughout this election, Nextdoor and Vote.org will provide neighbors with the necessary tools they need to be prepared to vote on or before November 8. Empowering neighbors to vote is not partisan. It is not about right and left, red or blue. It is about red, white and blue, and building neighborhoods where everyone is empowered to participate in the care and future of our democracy.
Neighbors turn to Nextdoor to share helpful information, discuss local topics, and stay engaged with their communities. When communities unite to make a difference, they can leave a lasting impact at the local level and beyond. Learn more about registering to vote and requesting your mail-in ballot at Vote.org, making sure you’re Vote Ready on or before November 8!
To connect with your local neighborhood, download the app or login at nextdoor.com.