Statement on National Voter Registration Day

Today, Democrats for Education Reform DC (DFER DC) celebrates National Voter Registration Day with millions of Americans who hope to inspire all eligible voters to exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box. 

Voting has never been more important. With a public health pandemic claiming lives and upending our economy, a critical U.S. presidential election, the threat of another Republican appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court that could roll back critical civil rights protections, and key local races that will determine the next DC Education Champions, we must ensure DC residents are well-informed and able to exercise their right to vote. As Barack Obama said, “There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter. It all matters.”

Next week, DFER DC will release its first-ever DC Education Champions Voter Guide. This guide aims to help DC voters learn where the candidates stand on issues affecting public education. It will be available at through Election Day on November 3.

If you are not registered to vote in DC, we encourage you to do so by October 13, 2020 at DC also offers same-day voter registration during early voting and on Election Day. (You will need to bring proof of residence with you.) All active voters should receive a mail-in ballot at their registered address beginning the first week in October. All DC mail-in ballot voters must sign the outside of the envelope before mailing their ballot. For more information go to

We encourage all DC residents to vote! 

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