Tennessee Tech to host voter registration tailgate Saturday

COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech will host a voter registration tailgate Saturday, Sept. 11 before the Furman game at Tucker Stadium.

Tech Athletics is working with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, the Student Government Association and the Putnam County Election Commission to host the Tennessee Tech Voter Registration Tailgate from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the tailgate park.

“Voting is so important,” said SGA Representative Morgan Lee. “This is a great opportunity to get out and register Golden Eagles!”

At each tailgate, students and football fans will be guided through the registration process in minutes using the Secretary of State’s fast, easy and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTN.gov. They will also be able to get their questions about Tennessee’s easy voting process answered by local election officials.

“Like most Tennesseans, we love college football and the excitement of game day,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “These Voter Registration Tailgates are the perfect opportunity for us to show students and fans how easy it is to register to vote in Tennessee so that they can get in the game and make their voice heard on Election Day.”

The Voter Registration Tailgates are part of the Secretary of State’s ongoing efforts to help all eligible Tennesseans register to vote and are one of the many initiatives the office is carrying out in celebration of National Voter Registration Month.

Additional events are also scheduled at eight other Division I public universities.

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