News release from Secretary of State’s office:
Nashville, Tennessee – (September 16, 2015) – Secretary of State Tre Hargett will visit seven college campuses this week to promote voter registration.
The Secretary’s Thursday, September 17, 2015 schedule includes:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E Main Street
Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37130
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CDT
Motlow State Community College
6015 Ledford Mill Road
Tullahoma, Tenn. 37388
Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), Rep. David Alexander (R-Winchester), Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), Rep. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro), Rep. Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) and Rep. Rick Womick (R-Rockvale) have all been invited to participate. Scheduling conflicts could preclude some legislators from attending.
Secretary Hargett is visiting more than a dozen of the 47 schools conducting voter registration drives during the month of September, which is National Voter Registration Month. The drives are being held in conjunction with the #GoVoteTN social media campaign to encourage others to register to vote.
People are encouraged to have someone take a picture of them holding an “I’m registered to vote. Are you?” sign. Then post it to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #GoVoteTN. Anyone can print their own sign at 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 or access a voter registration form.
A flurry of posts is expected on Tuesday, September 22 to commemorate National Voter Registration Day.
Last year, #GoVoteTN went viral reaching an estimated 30 million people, making it one of the most successful state-led voter registration social media campaigns in the country.
Follow @SecTreHargett on Twitter to see who is proud to be registered to vote this year, including many well-known Tennesseans.