Today is National Voter Registration Day

September 28, 2021

Each year, voters have a critical opportunity to elect candidates to public office at all levels of government. Those elected will make public policy decisions that will directly impact child care — and Alaska’s families.

According to 2020 US Census data, 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote. Every year, many find themselves unable to vote because they miss the registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register.

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, an opportunity to celebrate democracy and encourage new voters to register for the first time. For existing voters, it’s also a great reminder to update your information.

Since 2012, nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day to date. If you’re not registered to vote, now’s the time!

Register to Vote

Alaska residents can register to vote by clicking here, or by submitting an application to register in person at one of these locations. A voter registration card will be mailed to you.

Voting Resources

  • Child Care Aware of America® (CCAoA) offers a Voter Education Guide for new voters, including questions to candidates, current bills and legislation impacting early childhood education, and more.
  • Make sure you are registered to vote! CCAoA’s voter registration tool is also quick and easy.
  • Now that you’re registered, what’s next? Check out these tools to take your status as a voter to the next level.
  • Learn about the issues affecting child care and sign up for Action Alerts at thread’s Advocacy Center.
  • Whether you are planning to vote in-person or by mail, make sure you know your voting rights.
  • In response to the pandemic, some election rules and deadlines in Alaska have changed. Learn more here.