Meghan Markle 'Excited' to Join Michelle Obama's Voter Registration Drive

Meghan Markle is "excited and honored" to speak at a voting registration party for an organization chaired by Democrat former first lady Michelle Obama.

The Duchess of Sussex will join Barack Obama's former adviser Valerie Jarrett and Glamour editor Samantha Barry for the When All Women Vote "couch party."

Tomorrow's event is run by When We All Vote, which Obama co-chairs and helped set up in 2018.

Despite its links to the Democratic Party, the group describes itself as a "nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election."

A source close to Meghan told Newsweek: "The duchess is excited and honored to be able to speak briefly to the group about the value of women being civically engaged.

"The gathering is not partisan in nature and will focus on empowering women and strengthening democracy."

When We All Vote is teaming up with the United States of Women for the event, with thousands of women are expected to come together to push voter registration.

The online drive starts at 5 p.m. ET tomorrow with an "Action Call featuring special guests [and] fun activities," according to the event description.

At 5.45 p.m. ET there will be a little over two hours during which participants will text potential voters "to ensure that every voice is heard at the ballot box," its website says.

Meghan Markle, Anzac Day, Westminster Abbey
Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. Eddie Mulholland/Getty

Last Friday, Meghan spoke to news platform The 19th about the fight for women's voting rights.

She said: "When I have these conversations about encouraging people to go out and vote, I think it's often challenging for men and women alike, and certainly for people, to remember just how hard it was to get the right to vote and to be really aware of not taking that for granted.

"I look at my husband for example; he's never been able to vote, and I think it's such an interesting thing to say the right to vote is not a privilege, it is a right in of itself."

Prince Harry has not been allowed to vote as a member of the royal family.

Tomorrow's event description reads: "To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, The United State of Women and When We All Vote are teaming up to host a Virtual Voter Registration #CouchParty!

"We will honor the 19th Amendment, celebrate the women of color who have fought to make the promise of the 19th Amendment a reality for ALL women, and highlight the need to expand voting rights for marginalized communities.

"To commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, The United State of Women and When We All Vote are teaming up to host a Virtual Voter Registration #CouchParty!

"We will honor the 19th Amendment, celebrate the women of color who have fought to make the promise of the 19th Amendment a reality for ALL women, and highlight the need to expand voting rights for marginalized communities."