Individuals throughout Tennessee have responded to Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s call to voters to participate in promoting National Voter Registration Month during the month of September.
The #GoVoteTN social media campaign has continued to be a very visible part of the state’s effort to remind citizens to register to vote themselves and to encourage friends and neighbors to register. Its success has been emulated in other states such as Washington, Oregon, and South Dakota.
In Tennessee, stars from across the spectrum – athletes from the NFL, NBA, and NHL, well-known actors and actresses, musicians from several genres – have joined in with several other Tennesseans in posting their photo with the “I’m Registered to Vote. Are You?” sign.
Additionally, county election commissions across the state have heavily promoted voter registration this month through special events. In Anderson County, the election commission celebrated National Voter Registration Day with their #23in23on23 campaign, in which they held 23 voter registration drives in 23 hours on September 23. Davidson County has focused on registering high school voters and has recently registered over 1,100 students who are just reaching voting age. In Hardeman County, the election commission has tied ribbons around trees and decorated the courthouse square to remind citizens about voter registration.
The Sevier County Election Commission participated in National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 23 by holding a voter registration drive outside the Food City in Sevierville.
The Secretary of State’s office partnered with student organizations and registered approximately 1,000 voters on college campuses during the month of September.
“As expected, Tennesseans have responded to the call to get involved in helping people register to vote,” Secretary Hargett said. “I am grateful for the participation at all levels and encourage all eligible voters to maintain this enthusiasm through the November election and beyond.”
Eligible Tennessee residents have until Oct. 6 to register to vote if they wish to vote in the Nov. 4 election.
The easiest way to register to vote in Sevier County is to stop by the Sevier County Election Commission office at 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville. Call 865-453-6985 with any questions.
To get more information about how to register to vote or update registration information, www.GoVoteTN.com has iPhone and Android Apps available. People can also find information on the Tennessee election website.