Why Updating Your Address is the Perfect Way to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day



A change of address – especially if you’ve just purchased a new home – usually comes with several reasons to be excited. Paperwork is not one of them. But while you’re making a list of all the places you need to update your address, be sure not to forget your voter registration.

August 26 serves as a great reminder to keep your registration updated at your current address. Why? Because it was on this day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution became law, granting women in the U.S. the right to vote.

Richard Nixon was the first president to issue a proclamation recognizing August 26 as Women’s Equality Day in 1973. Since then, the date has served as a reminder to people of all genders of the importance of civic engagement.

Updating your voter registration at your new address couldn’t be easier. Here are three ways to get started:

  1. Visit https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote to see if your state allows voters to register online. The site will provide a link to your state’s specific voter registration site.
  2. Download a form and find instructions on registering by mail on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website.
  3. Check out moving apps such as Updater to get started updating your voter registration. You’ll also find checklists and other valuable resources for your move.
    Tip:Updater is a RE/MAX Approved Supplier, which means your RE/MAX agent may be able to help you get a discount on premium app features. Contact me to learn more!