SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With Election Day approaching, the League of Women Voters made a major push yesterday afternoon to register new voters in time for November.
That effort was on display locally in the Springfield Public Library, where shifts of volunteers spent hours looking to help with the effort.
Volunteer Debbie Neher spoke about the process of registering potential voters, and why the league puts so much effort into the process.
"It's very important," Neher said. "There are a lot of people who don't understand the importance of voting. But at minimum, if you're not registered, you can't vote at all."
She also spoke about the prospects for this year's election and why it was still important for people to register, even in what is shaping up to be a low-turnout year.
"I think that unfortunately we're in an off year," Neher added. "There's no Senate race, there's no Congressional races. So people aren't quite as enthusiastic about an election year this year. But still, there are lot's of local and state elections that are up, so that's why we want to make sure everybody's registered."
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization, dedicated to spreading civic awareness of the electoral process. Voter Registration Day is just one of the many events the group sponsors to help keep people informed about the political process.