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National Voter Registration Day
NonDoc managing editor Josh McBee created a highly life-like avatar at VoterHero.com. (VoterHero)

Is it the fourth Tuesday of September already? Well, you know what that means: It’s National Voter Registration Day!

As a function of NonprofitVote.org, National Voter Registration Day has been observed since 2012. The stated purpose of the day is to “create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise,” according to the organization’s About page.

It works like this: Volunteers register with NVRD to host voter-registration drives in their communities. As one might expect, the period to create registration drives through the NVRD site has closed for 2018, but the following events are taking place today across Oklahoma:

Your Voice. Your Vote.
YWCA – Patti Johnson Wilson Center
1910 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104

ECU Voter Registration Drive
East Central University (University Center)
1100 East 14th Street
Ada, OK 74820

Mobile Voter Registration-National Voter Registration Day
Tahlequah, Ok
100 S Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah , OK 74464

Cleveland Votes!
Jay C. Byers Memorial Library
215 E. Wichita
Cleveland, OK 74020

Blackwell Votes!
Blackwell Public Library
123 W Padon Ave
Blackwell, OK 74631

National Voter Registration Day
995 Mile 46 Road
Hooker, OK 73945

Celebrate your registration with a digital avatar

On a related note (and to add a bit of fun to an otherwise stoic civic duty), those who register to vote today or those who are already registered can celebrate their eligibility with a custom-made avatar in the style of old-school video games.

The clever developers over at VoterHero.com have created an online platform that performs the practical function of helping to register new voters while also providing the time-wasting function of creating a customized cartoon of oneself (fans of Bitmoji should be elated).

The site will walk new voters through the registration process while allowing users to create their hero step by step. For Oklahoma voters, the information entered on VoterHero.com will be transposed onto an online form that must then be printed out and either mailed or otherwise delivered to the election board no later than Oct. 12. For those already registered, you can still go straight to the hero creation and then get the code to share your newly created likeness on social media.

Oh, and if you’d rather just get straight to the point, we have embedded the Oklahoma voter-registration form below. Or you can visit the Oklahoma State Election Board.