Voters’ excitement surrounding the midterm elections is as high as ever.
“No one in our shop anticipated us crossing the 800,000-voter registration mark,” said Brian Miller, executive director of Nonprofit VOTE, who coordinates National Voter Registration Day.
The initial goal was 300,000 registered voters, so the extra 500,000 voters came as a surprise to organizers.
Presidential elections typically are the most popular time to register to vote, but Miller credited the recent energy surrounding politics as a reason for the uptick.
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