Extra staff on hand at local libraries to help people register to vote

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and volunteers around the nation will spend the day helping citizens sign up to vote in the upcoming election.

Starting Tuesday, Kansas City public library will have extra staff on hand. They are preparing for a large number of people coming in to register.

During the 2008 presidential election, 6 million Americans were not able to vote because they missed the registration deadline.

That's why national voter registration day came about, to make it easier to learn how to register.

Voter Eligibility
According to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners

  • Will be at least 18 years old by election day
  • Are a resident of Kansas City, within Jackson County, and a United States citizen
  • Are not judicially declared incompetent
  • Are pardoned, discharged or released from any felony conviction
  • Have never been convicted of any crime related to voting

The deadline to register in Missouri is October 12. In Kansas the last day to register is October 18.