By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter


The Trousdale County Election Commission wishes to remind citizens that Sept. 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 Sept. 24, county elections officials invite citizens to stop by at the Trousdale County Election Commission office registration and address verification extravaganza. 

There will be refreshments and citizens can check out one of the newly updated voting machines. People may register to vote or make sure their registration is up to date. The office is located at 214 Broadway in Hartsville. 

Additionally, election officials will be manning verification/registration booths set up from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the senior center, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Trousdale Bank and Trust, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Citizen’s Bank and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the county courthouse. Citizens may register to vote or make sure their registration is current at these locations too.  

A supplemental registration will also be held at the high school during their lunch period. Administrator of Elections Steve Paxton reminds citizens that his office is ready to help them in any way we can at any time.

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 or the Election Commission office at 214 Broadway.