National holiday embraces our democratic system

Regardless of party affiliation, citizens of Rapid City were encouraged to make their voice heard

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day across the country, and Rapid City did its part to celebrate the holiday.

Potential new voters were encouraged to register at the Rapid City Public Library to meet the deadline before this year’s midterms. National Voter Registration Day is meant to encourage and celebrate democracy regardless of political affiliation.

Carrie Bond, an Associate of the Rapid City Public Library, talked about the importance of encouraging voter registration.

“One of the most important parts of democracy is your voice getting to be heard, and this is how we do that,” Bond stated. “Voting is how your voice gets heard. We want to make sure everybody who can has a chance to do that.”

The deadline for registering to vote is Oct. 22. For more information on voter registration and deadlines, you can visit the U.S. Governments link for voter information HERE.

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