The DeKalb County Election Commission wishes to remind citizens that September 24 is 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 increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.
On September 24, county elections officials remind you the local election office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to process registrations and updates.
“National Voter Registration Day is a great time to make sure that your registration is up to date or to register for the first time” said DeKalb Administrator of Elections Dennis Stanley. “We are ready to help you in any way we can at any time.”
“When a voter moves, they notify the electric company and those type of agencies, but often forget about informing the election office of their move,” Stanley continued. “Then when they go to the polls on Election Day, there is paperwork for them to fill out and in some cases they may have to go to another precinct to actually vote. Voters can avoid those inconveniences by simply keeping their address up to date with the election office. With numerous elections coming up next year, now is a good time to make sure your voting address is up to date.”
Social media has played a role in this month’s promotion. Voters have been encouraged to visit www.GoVoteTN.com, print signs encouraging voter registration, and then 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 web site 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.