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Tennesseans encouraged to take part in National Voter Registration Day

Posted at 3:21 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 21:59:07-04

(WTVF) — Secretary of State Tre Hargett is encouraging all eligible Tennesseans to take part in National Voter Registration Day, which takes place every fourth Tuesday of September.

"Registering to vote and participating in our elections is a critical part of our form of government," Hargett said. "The first step in taking part in the voting process is to get registered and now is also a good time to confirm that your voter registration information is accurate as well. I hope Tennesseans will utilize our online voter registration system to not only register themselves but also others."

CMT is helping spread the word through a pop-up mural that was placed at the corner of the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.

Local artist Valentina Harper created the mural, which has a QR code that takes you to the voter registration site when you take a picture of it.

"We're gonna continue to move the mural around, throughout our various CMT events here in Nashville and beyond so people can come check their registration," said Ellen Crowley with CMT.

Organizers hope the mural shows in a unique way how Nashville promotes voter turnout.

Tennesseans can register to vote online or check their voter registration status at GoVoteTN.com.

On Tuesday, there were more than 4 million registered voters in Tennessee.