ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- National Voter Registration Day is six weeks before the mid-term elections and is a national campaign to make sure people are registered to vote.

While you’re out Tuesday you may get asked, “Are you registered to vote?”

Millions of Americans every year find themselves unable to vote because they miss the registration deadline, don’t update their registration or they're not sure how to register.    

This national day was created to make sure people have the opportunity to vote.

In 2016, more than 750,000 voters used this day to register.

There are seven National Voter Registration Day events planned in the St. Louis area.

If you plan to vote in the November election registration must be completed by October 10 for Missouri voters.

Illinois voters must be registered by October 9 in person and October 21 online.

Click here to learn more about National Voter Registration Day. 

Click here for more information about voting in Missouri. 

Click here for more information from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

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