Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day. The YWCA Paso Del Norte Region is hosting events this weekend to get as many El Pasoans as they can to the polls.
The YWCA is collaborating with Inside out/Vote to bring an interactive voter registration event to El Paso.
Inside out/Vote emphasizes the importance of voting while providing a fun way to engage the community. Residents will be able to take giant selfies that will then be displayed as part of a community mural.
The goal is to get people excited about voting and making sure they know their voice matters.
“That’s one of the biggest things we’re trying to teach, not only to young people but our entire community is that your voice matters. When you vote, you’re equal to the person standing next to you in the booth”, says Dr. Sylvia Acosta, CEO YWCA Paso Del Norte.
The events taking place at the following locations:
- Saturday, Sept. 29
El Paso Museum of History
510 N Santa Fe St, El Paso, TX 79901
- Sunday, Sept. 30
YWCA Dorothy Woodley Hunt Branch
115 Davis Dr, El Paso, TX 79907
The events are free and family friendly. The selfies taken by those who participate will then be displayed for several months.
Here are some important dates to keep in mind:
- Voter registration deadline: October 9th
- Early Voting: October 22
- Election Day: November 6th
You can register to vote in person, online or by mail. If you’re currently 17-years-old but will be 18 by November 6th, you can still register to vote.