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Secretary of State’s office urges people to use #GoVoteTN to celebrate National Voter Registration Month

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

NHRA drag racer Clay Millican, of Drummonds, Tenn., participates in the #GoVoteTN drive. (Photo Provided)

NHRA drag racer Clay Millican, of Drummonds, Tenn., participates in the #GoVoteTN drive. (Photo Provided)

Secretary of State Tre Hargett is urging Tennesseans to use #GoVoteTN on social media as a way to encourage others to register to vote.

During the month of September, which is National Voter Registration Month, people should have someone take a picture of them holding an “I’m registered to vote. Are you?” sign, then post it using the hashtag #GoVoteTN.

A flurry of posts are expected on Tuesday, Sept. 27 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. #GoVoteTN is consistently one of the most successful state-led voter registration social media campaigns in the country.

“Tennesseans will be heading to the polls to vote for the next president of the United States before we know it. It’s crucial that people understand the need to get registered now so there won’t be any surprises in November,” Hargett said.

Voters must be registered at least 30 days before an election to cast a ballot. Tuesday, Oct. 11 is the registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

Anyone can print their own “I’m registered to vote. Are you?” sign at <www.GoVoteTN.com>, which can be customized to the colors of many of the state’s colleges, universities or professional sports teams. People can also check their registration status, access a voter registration form or download the free GoVoteTN app to access voter specific information, including polling locations, sample ballots and election results.

Officials at the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office said they will share posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to highlight who is proud to be registered to vote, including many well-known Tennesseans. Snap a photo, use #GoVoteTN and post. It’s that easy to show the world Tennesseans care about their right to vote.

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