ACROSS AMERICA — A national nonpartisan campaign will set aside a week in October to help bridge the education gap between polling booths and new and never-before voters.
This year, National Voter Education Week kicks off Oct. 5. Continuing through Oct. 9, this digital education campaign — a project led by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition — hopes to teach voters how to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely, and more ahead of the November presidential election.
In anticipation of National Voter Education Week, here’s what you should know about the campaign and voting in your state prior to the election.
1) Why is National Voter Education Week needed?
Since the last presidential election, more than 15 million Americans became old enough to vote — and chances are more than 40 percent will never cast a ballot.