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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan supports voter registration efforts

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan attended a student voter registration event at Austin Peay State University on Tuesday and thanked the sponsors for their work, which will continue at similar events planned for Friday and Saturday.

Clarksville Indivisible and student groups will conduct a voter registration drive from 10:00am to 2:00pm Friday, September 28th, 2018 in the University Center on campus Friday.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan's Proclamation urges citizens to register, exercise right.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Proclamation urges citizens to register, exercise right.

The NAACP and TN Civic Campus, which sponsored Tuesday’s event, will conduct another voter registration drive from 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, September 29th in the lobby of the Castle Heights dormitories.

Mayor McMillan issued a proclamation designating Tuesday as National Voter Registration Day in Clarksville and told she is proud to be part of a national coalition of more than 200 mayors across the country organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

“Voting is not a partisan issue,” Mayor McMillan said. “We believe with this bipartisan effort, mayors across the country can register and encourage millions of young people to vote and let their voices be heard. By voting, young people are creating a more representative and politically active electorate that can better address problems in our communities and our nation.”

The voter registration deadline is October 9th to be eligible to vote in the November 6th state general and City of Clarksville election.

“Today, as we celebrate National Voter Registration Day, let us carry forward the tradition of promoting voter registration and civic engagement, and recommit to exercising one of the most precious of our democratic rights,” Mayor McMillan’s said in the proclamation. “I hereby proclaim September 25th, 2018, as National Voter Registration Day in Clarksville and ask the citizens of Clarksville to observe this day by ensuring they are registered to vote.”

To register to vote, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old on or before election day.
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state of Tennessee.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony; or, if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have had your voting rights restored.

Citizens also may register to vote from 8:00am to 4:30pm weekdays at the Montgomery County Election Commission office, Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 404. Registration is also available at all local post offices, the public library and the New Providence Community Policing Center.

Online registration is available at https://ovr.govote.tn.gov

Early voting for the November 6th State General and City of Clarksville Election begins October 17th and closes November 1st.

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