The Tennessee Business Roundtable is partnering with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, member companies and other business and community organizations to encourage state residents to register to vote as National Voter Registration Month kicks off.
The Secretary of State’s office is a source Tennesseans can trust for accurate election information. As part of the Your Vote Matters program, the Secretary of State’s office provides corporate and community organizations across the state with accurate voter registration and election information to share with their employees, customers and communities.
“During September and throughout the year, my office is leading the effort to help all eligible Tennesseans get registered to vote,” said Hargett. “We are doing that by working with colleges, universities, high schools, businesses and other organizations to make sure everyone knows that it has never been easier to register or cast a ballot in Tennessee.”
The Roundtable, along with member firms BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC, joins more than 500 businesses, chambers and organizations in support of the Your Vote Matters program. Any Tennessee business or organization can join Your Vote Matters by registering at GoVoteTN.gov.
“As Secretary Hargett will tell you, September in an off-election year is an optimal time to encourage employees to register to vote – because once January hits, many put on their partisan jerseys and tune out civic messaging,” said Roundtable President Pat Sheehy. “We feel it’s important for Tennessee corporate citizens to be involved in encouraging their employees to register and vote by providing nonpartisan guidance about how to do those things and where to find reliable information. Our Roundtable is proud to join member companies BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC in this effort.”
Registering to vote, updating your address, or checking your voter registration status is fast, easy and secure through GoVoteTN.gov. Using a computer, phone or tablet, any Tennessee citizen with a driver's license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register in minutes. A paper voter registration application is also available to download at GoVoteTN.gov.
“Making it easy for Tennesseans to register and cast their ballot while protecting the integrity of our elections is our highest priority,” said Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins. “Every day our office and the election officials in all 95 counties are working together to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat in Tennessee.”
For more information about registering to vote in Tennessee, visit GoVoteTN.gov or call the Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959.