A statewide game of catch-up is underway as the deadline to register to vote for the August Primary.
The deadline is July 16th. The League of Woman Voters is hosting voter registration drives statewide this weekend. The league stopped signing up new voters last year because of strict new voter registration laws. The laws were overturned in court. Now Leagues Director Jessica Lowe-Minor says it time to play catch-up.
“Now that we are able to resume voter registration we are eager to get out there and make up for lost time as much as we can and get people registered,” said Lowe-Minor.
The league sprung back in action last month after a year hiatus. During the hiatus new voter registration fell by 81-thousand people statewide.