Young people have the power to shape elections. That’s why TCAT held a voter registration drive on Tuesday for its students.
“If you are not registered, you cannot vote and you are choosing to let someone else make your decisions for you,” said Susie Davenport, administrator of the Warren County Election Commission.
The next elections in Warren County are the Presidential Preference Primary and local Republican and Democratic Primaries on March 3, 2020. The only countywide office on the ballot will be for Property Assessor.
Many TCAT students took advantage of the voter registration drive, including London Harmon and Ashley McKinley.
“All I had to do was check to see if my info was up-to-date because I was already registered,” said Harmon. “My buddy Ethan, he hopped on the computer and was registered in two minutes.”
Encouraged by her parents to become an active voter, McKinley registered for the first time.
“I’ve never voted before, but the process was simple,” said McKinley. “I just filled out the form with my name, address and Social Security number.”
According to instructor Sharon Barnes, TCAT had 18 first-time registrants, 22 verifications or updates, and three new card requests.
Anyone who is unsure if their registration is up-to-date can call the Warren County Election Commission at 473-5834. Additionally, you can go to the GoVoteTn app, or log onto www.GoVoteTn.com to check your status.
The last date to register to vote in the March 3 election is Feb. 3, 2020.