Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

September 23, 2013

Election office to observe voter registration day


Staffwriter

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Election Commission will join other election offices across the state in observing Sept. 24 as National Voter Registration Day.

The day is the high point of National Voter Registration Month, a time when state and county election officials have been working to encourage voter participation and to increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.

On Sept. 24, county election officials invite the public to an open house at the Election Commission Office during regular office hours to process and update registrations. If a citizen is not sure they are up to date on registration requirements, they can stop by the office located on Main St. across from the courthouse. Light refreshments will be served that day.

Social media has played a role in this month's promotion, Election Registrar Suzanne Smith said. Voters are encouraged to visit www.GoVoteTN.com, print signs encouraging voter registration and the post photos of themselves holding the signs on social media using the hashtag #GoVoteTN.

"I am excited to see so many voters sharing their enthusiasm for National Voter Registration Month," said Secretary of State Tre Hargett, who serves as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

"I encourage voters to visit our website to make sure they are properly registered to vote at their current addresses. Also, I encourage even more people to get involved in the campaign via social media."

For more information on voter registration options and deadlines in Tennessee, as well as to check your current registration status, visit www.GoVoteTN.com.