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Jamie Ruehling, well known in Grundy County as the high school assistant principal and baseball coach and to the world for his role as Spider Jorgensen in the movie “42,” the movie about major league baseball player Jackie Robinson, is promoting Voter Registration and Voting – another important role!
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Grundy County Election Commission in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month. Secretary Hargett is working with county election officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements, as well as encouraging already registered voters to update their current registration if they have recently changed their address.
“It is important for individuals to register to vote, but it is equally important for voters to verify that their registrations are up to date,” said Grundy County Administrator of Elections Donna Basham. “If you have moved, now is a great time to update your address.”
In a concerted effort to remind eligible voters to register or update their voting information before deadlines pass, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has also declared September 24 as National Voter Registration Day. The goal is to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.
“The right to vote should never be taken for ranted,” said Secretary Hargett, who is also president of NASS. “I encourage all eligible U.S. citizens to register if they haven’t already.”
For more information on voter registration options and deadlines in Tennessee, as well as to check your current registration status, call the Grundy County Election Office at 931-692-3551 or visit GoVoteTN.com.