Did you know that National Voter Registration Day is coming up on Tues., Sept. 20?
In honor of the national day helping folks be eligible to vote in upcoming elections (like the State and Federal General Election on Nov. 8), we’re writing up a handy how-to guide on registering locally.
There’s no time like the present. If you’re hoping to vote in the State and Federal General Election, you must be registered by Tues., Oct. 11. Why? Folks must be registered at least 30 days before Election Day. This year, that falls on a Saturday, pushing the deadline to the next business day.
On National Voter Registration Day, several local nonprofits will host registration events to help Chattanoogans get registered + offer nonpartisan voter information at:
- ChattState Community College
- Downtown Public Library
- Hamilton Place Mall
- Northgate Mall
And, of course, you can register to vote or update your voter registration at the same place online — it takes less than five minutes.
Know that you’ve registered before, but want to make sure all of your information is updated and correct? Do that here — this tool will also give you your polling location.
In the past, some local businesses (Broad Street Ben & Jerry’s, we’re looking at you) have offered discounts if you’re registered on National Voter Registration Day. We’ll keep you updated if we hear of any exciting registration perks.
And if discounted ice cream (and, ya know, doing something that can impact yourself and others) isn’t a good enough reason to take ~five minutes to register, well, we’re fresh out of ideas.