7 Reasons Registering to Vote is the Coolest Thing You Can Do Today

September 22, 2017

Would you believe it, it’s already National Voter Registration Day! Wait — did you not have it on your calendar? Have you not been preparing all month? Color us surprised. 

Now that you do know, it’s time to take action! Last November, 45% of all eligible voters didn’t vote. And that’s a problem — because it means that 55% of Americans made a choice that’s now impacting all of us. That’s like going into a Scoop Shop with your kickball team and letting half the team choose what flavor the whole team is going to eat. It just doesn’t make much sense.

So consider National Voter Registration Day your official reminder to get registered and make your voice heard. After all, elections are still happening all over the country. And today, it’s not just your civic duty, it’s also the coolest thing you can do. Here’s why:


  1. Registering Is Super Easy (And We Love Easy)

    Our partners at HeadCount have made registering to vote easier than ever. Simply click here, and follow the instructions. It only takes two minutes. That’s it. No matter who you are or where you live, it’s fast and hassle-free.

  2. Brag Alert!

    After you register, take a sec to brag to your social media followers. Trust us, there’s nothing cooler than a good citizen. Use the hashtag #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and let ‘em know what’s up.

  3. Vote Local

    Most of the decisions that impact our day-to-day lives happen at the state and local level. Like whether to raise the minimum wage. Or whether your city should build a huge new mall downtown. Or whether your favorite substances should be legalized. Stay up-to-date on your local elections by signing up for HeadCount’s local election updates.

  4. Volunteering Means Rockin’ Tunes

    This sounds like it’s too good to be true, but it’s 100% legit: HeadCount partners with amazing artists like Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Phish, and Wilco, so every time they play a concert, HeadCount volunteers are on site to register voters. Sign up to be one of those volunteers, and not only do you get to spread the voting love, you also get to enjoy some stellar jams.

  5. Nothing’s Cooler Than Free Scoops!

    We’ll have HeadCount volunteers on site at Scoop Shops in Boston (Newbury St.), Philadelphia (218 S. 40th St.), Athens, Georgia, and Washington, DC (Georgetown) on Tuesday, September 26th, and in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Friday, September 29th. In Boston and Philadelphia, have a chat with the HeadCount team and we’ll give you a free bonus scoop! It doesn’t get much cooler than that.

  6. Let Your Opinions Fly

    Ever been in a political discussion with someone who lets it slip that they didn’t vote? It’s hard to take them seriously when they can’t even be bothered to cast a ballot for what they believe in. Get registered, and let your opinions fly. 

  7. Feel-Good Vibe

    You know that good feeling you get when you give money to your favorite charity or drive your friend to the airport? That’s the same vibe you get when you register to vote, the feeling that you’re doing the right thing. And that’s pretty cool.