The chief election officials in the Quad-Cities are teaming up Tuesday to hold a rally to celebrate National Voter Registration Day and to get people signed up to vote.
Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz and Karen Kinney, the Rock Island County clerk, are both hosting an event called, "Our Voice, Our Vote, YOU Matter," a voter registration event in Lafayette Park in Davenport.
The park is at 4th and Gaines streets in Davenport. The rally will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Moritz said there will be food, speakers and a local DJ.
National Voter Registration Day is held the fourth Tuesday in September. This year it is Sept. 25th.
Residents who are 18 by Nov. 6th, 2018, can register to vote at the event in Lafayette Park. People also can confirm or update their registrations or request an absentee ballot and more, according to the Scott County Auditor's office.
"Voting is a fundamental value that unites all of us because you matter and therefore your vote and your voice matters," Moritz said Monday.
She said the event Tuesday may be the only "bi-state event in America celebrating America's right to vote."
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate also said Monday that his office is reaching out to 300,000 eligible but unregistered people in the state in an attempt to get them registered. More than 90 percent of eligible Iowans already are registered to vote.
The office is sending postcards to unregistered voters urging them to use Iowa's online voter registration system.