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49ers join ‘get out the vote’ effort among sports teams

The effort launched on National Voter Registration Day

Today marks the fourth Tuesday in September, and dating back to 2012, that has been National Voter Registration Day. To mark the day, the San Francisco 49ers are joining eight other professional sports franchises in making it easier to register to vote, according to the Associated Press. Additionally, WNBA players are receiving a tool kit to help register people in their communities.

The article says the teams will be, “offering fans a platform to register starting Tuesday on the teams’ mobile apps, websites and social media.” I am not seeing anything yet on, but I will drop in links as they arrive. In the meantime, there are a host of websites that provide voter registration:

The US Census reports that 87.9 million eligible Americans are not registered to vote. Each state decides on its own voter registration deadline. In California, you generally have to register no later than 15 days before the November 6th, Election Day (I believe that would be Monday, October 22nd). However, if the voter registration deadline has passed, you can still conditionally register to vote and cast a provisional ballot in person at your County Elections Office at any time up to and including Election Day. Your provisional ballot will be counted when your County Elections Official verifies your voter registration.

If you want to figure out your state’s voter registration deadline, click here. every single election offers something of importance, regardless of political affiliation. Register to vote, and make sure you get to the polls on November 6th (or submit an absentee ballot!).