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Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and the Sevier County Election Commission are reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month and September 23 is National Voter Registration Day, a great time for eligible citizens to register to vote and for registered voters to ensure their registration information is current. Secretary Hargett is working with county election officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements, as well as encouraging already registered voters to update their voter registration if they have recently changed their address.
“Voting is a fundamental right that many of our ancestors, friends and neighbors have fought and died to preserve,” said Secretary Hargett. “We should never take that right for granted. It is free and easy to register to vote, and I encourage Tennesseans to be active participants in our electoral process. For people who are already registered to vote, National Voter Registration Month serves as a reminder to make sure their registration information is up to date so there are no issues on Election Day.”
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) declared September 23 as National Voter Registration Day. This marks the third consecutive year of the event.
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, the Sevier County Election Commission will be holding a voter registration drive at the Food City, 741 Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2014.
Citizens can also register by stopping by the Sevier County Election Commission Office at 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville, or by mail and at other designated locations. Eligible Tennessee residents have until Oct. 6, 2014 to register if they wish to vote in the Nov. 4, 2014 election. For more information about how to register to vote or update registration information, visit www.GoVoteTN.com or contact the Sevier County Election Commission at 865-453-6985.
At www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, more than 2,000 groups across the United States have also joined forces to host events, organize volunteers and promote voter registration online in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.
“This year’s National Voter Registration Day is particularly important as Americans will vote in national and statewide elections,” the organization said in a release. “Ballots will include contests for 471 congressional seats, 36 governorships, the makeup of 46 state legislatures, and thousands of local elections that will impact families at home, including their communities, cities, school systems, local parks, and much more.”
Find out how you or your organization can partner with nationalvoterregistrationday.org to host your own voter registration event or spread the word about National Voter Registration Day on social media with hashtag #CelebrateNVRD, on Facebook at facebook.com/CelebrateNVRD, on Twitter at twitter.com/CelebrateNVRD, and on Instagram at instagram.com/CelebrateNVRD.