Thirteen Hosts National Voter Registration Day Event

September 27, 2016


Come one, come all. Register to vote in New York City or if you are already registered, join everyone for live music, short documentary screenings and special guests throughout the day in honor of National Voter Registration Day.

When: Tuesday, September 27, noon to 8pm
Where: THIRTEEN’s Tisch WNET Studios 130 West 66th Street at Broadway, New York, NY 10023

You may recognize the studios and Broadway backdrop from our primetime programs NYC-ARTS with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn, and PBS NewsHour Weekend with anchor Hari Sreenivasan. The live event can be seen via online streaming video from 4:40pm to 8pm on September 27.

Schedule of Events

12pm: Doors Open to the public for voter registration. Representatives available for answering questions and helping with filling out forms

4pm – 8pm: Mini-docs, special guest appearances and music. Music sets includes those by student-musicians from Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), a Pre-K through 12 public school in Washington Heights, compliments of VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Band line-up:
4:45pm From WHEELS: Isaiah Thompson (drums), Paul Holguin (bass) and on guitar, both Danilo Concepcion and Felix Beltre.
5:30pm Uton on acoustic guitar
6:15pm Sunflower: Tyler Curtis on percussion, Bobby Kirner on guitar, Emily Noll on vocals and ukulele, Andy Cotto on keys

Use it, don’t lose it! Get out there and vote! For more locations of National Voter Registration Day, see the official site: nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

Learn more the president debate schedule, the candidates and the issues — as covered by PBS national news programs, acclaimed series, and local news programs MetroFocus and NJTV News on Thirteen’s special Election 2016 hub.

About National Voter Registration Day

September 27 is National Voter Registration Day – the largest one-day effort of the year to register voters. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2016, we want to make sure no one is left out. On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.