TIME Magazine reports:
A record number of people registered to vote in the midterm elections on National Voter Registration Day last week, surpassing the previous record set during the 2016 presidential campaign. More than 800,000 people registered to vote this year as part of National Voter Registration Day, which fell on Sept. 25.
The corresponding campaign had aimed to register 300,000 people. In 2014 — the only other midterm election for which the holiday has existed — 154,500 people registered to vote.
The holiday was first observed in 2012. Some of the campaign’s more than 4,000 partners included Facebook, Google, Reddit and Twitter. “It might not be so much that they’re a new partner. It’s that that partner upped their engagement level,” Miller says.