NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Today is Voter Registration Day and organizations in North Texas and across the country are hitting the streets to increase “awareness of voter registration opportunities and reach voters who may not register otherwise.”

According to the National Voter Registration Day website, each year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register.

If you’re planning on casting a ballot in November, the deadline to get registered is October 7.

As part of National Voter Registration Day, several organizations across North Texas were out helping people get signed up.

At UT Arlington, the Student Government was out holding a voter registration drive.

“If young people start getting more aware of things that are going on a lot can change,” said Honest Kapic, The Student Government Chief of Staff.  He said it’s all about teaching students the importance of civic engagement. Similar events took place across the country on Tuesday. It was all part of National Voter Registration Day.  

 According to the National Voter Registration Day website, each year millions of Americans are unable to vote because they miss a deadline, don’t update their registration or aren’t sure how to register.

In Texas, you must be a resident of the county where you submit the application. You can’t register online, but you can print out a form to mail in. You ca also register in person at your local Voter Registrar’s  office.

Click here to find more information about registering and voting.

More than two million Americans have registered to vote on #NationalVoterRegistrationDay since the inaugural event in 2012.

Anyone with common questions about registering to vote can call 866-OUR-VOTE for answers.