Miami, get ready for National Voter Registration Day on September 24!

DORAL, FL – 2020’s Presidential Primary Elections are around the corner. To be part of this crucial day in democracy, you can’t miss National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) that, once again, will be held on the fourth Tuesday of September.

On Tuesday, September 24, nine locations in Miami will be open for registration. Eight of them will be in Miami Dade College campuses.

This will be a celebration day in which people won’t only register to vote, but will enjoy entertainment activities, games and refreshments.

The events, free and open to the public, will be held at different points of the city so everybody can participate. For more information go to www.mdc.edu/vote or contact Josh Young at 305-237-7477 / jyoung@mdc.edu.

 

The locations are listed as follow:

1. Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center

6300 N.W. Seventh Ave.

Miami, Fl. 33150

Voter registration: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., with Engage Miami at First Floor Courtyard

 

2. Eduardo J. Padrón Campus

627 SW 27 Ave.

Miami, Fl. 33135

Voter Registration: Starting at 9 a.m., Bldg. 6, Breezeway, voter registration station and “I’m registered to vote” celebration picture post and hashtag campaign.

NVRD activities: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bldg. 6, Breezeway. iCED, with assistance from Engage Miami, Catholic Legal Services, Student Life, and CEEP that will host a Voter Engagement Fair with voter registration, info on how to know your elected officials, and how to become a US citizen, as well as how to use the Civic Action Scorecard.

 

3. Hialeah Campus

1776 W. 49 St.

Hialeah, Fl. 33012

Voter registration: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Student Services Lobby; NVRD activities: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., voter engagement activities, games, and information in the Student Services Lobby. Hosted by iCED, Student Life, Engage Miami, CEEP, and the League of Women Voters.

 

4. Homestead Campus

500 College Terr.

Homestead, Fl. 33030

Voter registration and voter education activities: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Student Life Patio.

 

5. Kendall Campus

11011 S.W. 104 St.

Miami, Fl. 33176

Voter Registration: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., iCED office (Room 8201);

NVRD event: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fred Shaw Plaza, CarniVOTE event hosted by iCED, Student Life, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and Engage Miami offering an array of activities to help students register and be election-ready.

 

6. Medical Campus

950 N.W. 20 St.

Miami, Fl. 33127

Voter registration: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Engage Miami will be registering voters at the campus Atrium.

 

7. North Campus

11380 N.W. 27 Ave.

Miami, Fl. 33167

Voter registration: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bldg. 1, first floor, near the office of Financial Aid;

NVRD events: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bldg. 4 Breezeway, activities with Engage Miami, the Andrew Goodman Foundation student ambassadors and CEEP; Community Involvement Expo hosted by MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED); noon – 1 p.m., MJ Taylor Lounge, Room 4207, presentation by Dexter Gunder from the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

 

8. West Campus

3800 N.W. 115 Ave.

Doral, Fl. 33178

NVRD activities: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Pathway to Citizenship information session from the Florida Immigrant Coalition; CarniVOTE event hosted by Student Life and iCED to encourage students to become election ready through fun-filled activities and resources. All activities will be held at the Garage Plaza. Event will include a live broadcast with Univision.

 

9. Wolfson Campus

300 N.E. Second Ave.

Miami, Fl. 33132

Voter registration: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., iCED office (Room 3410); NVRD event: 11:15 a.m.– 12 p.m. (Room 7128), Voter Education Session with Engage Miami and the Florida Immigrant Coalition to discuss the importance of voting, how elections impact daily life, why it is important to know elected officials, and getting involved even if you are not a citizen yet; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bldg. 2 Breezeway, Vote Fest event in conjunction with Student Life, Engage Miami, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Andrew Goodman Foundation and iCED. Activities include voter education, games, trivia contests, music and a photo booth.

*Miami Dade College has been confirmed to host two early voting sites during the 2020 presidential primary elections.

National Voter Registration Day, more than a regular holiday

National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since.

Its main purpose is to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.

Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote.

It is also a day of civil unity in which people can set aside their differences to celebrate democracy, and the rights and opportunities that Americans share.

In 2018 over 800,000 voters used National Voter Registration Day to register to vote across all 50 states.

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