KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) Tennessee's Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced September is National Voter's Registration Month Sunday.
The month is part of an effort that began in 2008. It's intended to remind the millions of Americans who are eligible to vote but not yet registered to get registered.
Secretary Hargett is working with county election officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements, as well as promoting voter registration.
"The right to vote should never be taken for granted," said Secretary Hargett. "I encourage all eligible United States citizens to register if they haven’t already. Also, it’s important for people who have moved to make sure voter registration records are updated with their current address information."
Government officials recognize September 24th as National Voter Registration Day.
The goal is to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.