Art by Tiff Massey @tiff_massey

With only six weeks to go until the presidential election, Americans are being urged to get ready to vote with the National Voter Registration Day.

Today, thousands of volunteers will hit the streets across the country to encourage folks to check their registrations and a number of organizations will launch large-scale social media campaigns.

The annual day falls on the forth Tuesday in September and was created in 2012 to raise awareness of the ways to register to vote.

New York Board of Elections data from February showed Kings County had 1,461,103 active registered voters and 189,329 inactive voters. Today marks the start of a massive push to make sure those not currently registered can show up at the polls in November.

Facebook has launched a registration campaign with aims of registering 4 million voters ahead of the election. So far, the company said it has registered 2.5 million people. Twitter will also be launching a large-scale campaign.

To register to vote click here. To check your status and nearest polling site click here. To request an absentee ballot click here.

Early voting opens for New Yorkers on October 24, and runs until November 1. This year’s General Election Day is November 3.

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