If today’s title, Register and Vote Commemorative 1964 stamp, sounds a little familiar it is because we covered the 1968 Register and Vote Commemorative back in July. With the first of three 2016 Presidential Debates held last night and today being Voter Registration Day – this 1964 stamp caught my attention for today’s blog post!
The Register and Vote Commemorative 1964 stamp was issued by US Postal Service on August 1, 1964, to encourage voting before the 1964 Presidential Election.
It was “issued to remind Americans that “voting is both a privilege and a responsibility. The stamp pictures the American flag in its natural colors and is one of few American issues not to include “U.S.” or “U.S.A” in the design.”
It is interesting to see the 1964 Register and Vote was a five-cents stamp, and four years later, the 1968 Register and Vote was a six-cents stamp.
Earlier this week while popping into the Post Office I experienced a fun chance encounter with a volunteer standing out front. It took just a moment to get to read the hand-made sign she was holding up that read “Voter Registration”. There was a brief joyful exchange of smiles between us pausing for a moment before we both went our respective ways. To now see today being National Voter Registration Day 2016 is serendipitous. I’m also including this link to the U.S. Vote Foundation.
Thank you for joining me today.
Image above US Stamp – Postage issues #1344 – Register & Vote _1968_ 6¢ from AnchoredScraps.com blog post: Register and Vote Commemorative 1968 stamp July 21, 2016, written by Helen Rittersporn