Sep 23, 2014 - 12:15pm

Make Sure You’re Heard. Register to Vote Today.

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Make sure your voice is heard this election season.
Make sure your voice is heard this election season.

Voter registration is the key to getting Americans participating in the political process. While close to 75% of Americans who are registered to vote make it to the polls in major election years, close to one in four eligible Americans are not registered.

With 471 members of Congress -- including the entire House of Representatives – and governors in 36 states on the ballot this November, it is critical that all Americans make their voices heard, either on Election Day or by voting early.

That is why the U.S. Chamber is supporting National Voter Registration Day on September 23, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters on one single day. All in all, over 2,000 partner organizations are participating in NVRD events. In 2012 and 2013, this single coordinated day of voter registration resulted in more than 350,000 new voters registered nationwide.

With the launch of VoteForJobs.com, the U.S. Chamber is making it easier than ever for supporters of American free enterprise to make their voice heard this November.

VoteforJobs.com is the digital component of the U.S. Chamber’s 2014 political program – the most comprehensive effort in the Chamber’s 102 year history to educate and mobilize pro-growth voters. Through a partnership with Rock the Vote, the site provides seamless integration to voter registration, polling place locators, and absentee ballot, as well as early voting tools.

The platform is intended to expand the reach of the business community by leveraging digital and social platforms, and the site is a key component in the Chamber’s voter education campaign leading into November.

Other features on VoteForJobs.com:

  • For the first time, U.S. Chamber partnered with Rock the Vote to provide a one-stop resource for get-out-the-vote tools.
  • A breakdown of key House and Senate races including candidate comparisons on job creating issues
  • The U.S. Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard from 2007-2013
  • Candidate and elected official directories
  • U.S. Chamber voter education ad library
  • Election and U.S. Chamber political event news
  • U.S. Chamber positions on the issues
  • Tools to get involved in key races

For more information and to register to vote, visit www.voteforjobs.com

About the Author

About the Author

Sheryll Poe is a former senior writer at the U.S. Chamber, who covered public policies affecting businesses including the three "T's" - transportation, trade and taxes.