Tennessee Broadband Association encourages voter registration
At the Tennessee Broadband Association (TNBA), we fundamentally believe all citizens have a precious right to vote and that our civic engagement is essential and critical to our community’s future.
In Tennessee, it has never been easier to register to vote or to cast a vote. The TNBA is fully committed to giving you the tools to do both.
We believe in being proactive in providing information from our state and local officials to support our organization’s commitment to civic involvement.
While we may not all agree politically, we can hopefully all agree that our state and our nation are stronger when all of us register to vote and exercise our right to cast our ballot on Election Day.
“We are doing more than ever before online, including virtual learning to telework to online voter registration. That’s why reliable and fast fiber broadband is critical throughout our great state,” says Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “It’s never been easier to register to vote or cast your ballot in Tennessee, but you can’t participate if you don’t register. Our online voter registration system has made it fast, safe, and secure for Tennesseans to register to vote or update their registration. Visit the GoVoteTN website to take advantage of this opportunity.”
We understand that there are many reasons why you may not have voted in the past, but by voting, you can have an impact on your life, your community and future generations. One thing is for certain: When you do not vote, you place the keys to our form of government in the hands of the voters that do exercise their right to vote.
“As an advocate for providing access to fast, reliable fiber broadband to all Tennesseans, it’s vital that our elected officials understand the necessity of such technology in our rural communities,” Levoy Knowles, TNBA executive director, says. “That starts with making sure all eligible Tennesseans are registered to vote.”
If you don’t vote, you are letting other people decide who gets to represent you. Local, state, and national elected officials make decisions regarding issues that affect our lives every day, including roads, schools, health care, parks, and more.
While yours may not be the deciding vote in an election, your vote still makes a difference, especially in state and local elections. In Tennessee, there are races that were decided by only a handful of votes.
The first step in becoming a voter is to register to vote. You can register to vote, update your address, or check your registration status with the secretary of state’s fast, easy, and secure online voter registration system, at the GoVoteTN website.
Using a computer, phone, or tablet, any U.S. citizen with a driver’s license or a photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security can register in minutes at the GoVoteTN website. A paper voter registration application is also available to download at the GoVoteTN website.
Your vote is your voice, and your vote matters. That’s why if you are not registered to vote in Tennessee, we encourage you to take a few minutes and register today.