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Administrator of Elections Slagle encourages voters to make sure their current registration is accurate

Published: 11:54 AM, 09/03/2013 Last updated: 11:55 AM, 09/03/2013
 


Source: The Newport Plain Talk

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Cocke County Election Commission in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month. 

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 current registration if they have recently changed their address.

“It is important for individuals to register to vote, but it is equally important for voters to verify that their registrations are up to date,” added Cocke County Administrator of Elections Joyce Slagle.  “If you have moved, now is a great time to update your address.”

In a concerted effort to remind eligible voters to register or update their voting information before deadlines pass, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has also declared Sept. 24 as National Voter Registration Day.  The goal is to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.

“The right to vote should never be taken for granted,” said Secretary Hargett, who is also president of NASS.  “I encourage all eligible U.S. citizens to register if they haven’t already.”

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

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