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PHOTOS: New Wave of Voters Participate in National Voter Registration Day

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Thousands of eligible voters across the country took an important step on Tuesday toward having their voices be heard in the upcoming midterm elections: they registered to vote.

Volunteers, organizations, businesses, schools and elected officials took to the streets, held events in their communities and posted on social media to spread the word about the importance of voting and registered voters.

It was all part of National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide effort to ensure that every eligible voter is registered to vote for the upcoming midterm elections.

Our Texas State Director Mario Carrillo shared his personal story on Twitter about what voting means to him.

As a naturalized citizen, I don’t take my responsibility to vote lightly. I take pride in being part of the U.S.’s civic process and I feel a moral obligation to vote, especially as an immigrant. And I hope others do too. #NationalVoterRegistrationDay.

National Voter Registration Day is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September with the mission to reach as many unregistered voters as possible and inspire those who are already registered to update their registration before the deadlines.

Check out some of the photos and tweets from this year’s National Voter Registration Day: