At Tennessee Afterschool Network (TAN) we fundamentally believe all citizens have a precious right to vote, and our civic engagement is essential and critical to our community’s future.
TAN is committed to ensure that students have enriching and high-quality educational experiences, including promoting youth civic engagement. Many of our kids in afterschool and summer programs are approaching the age where they have both the right and civic responsibility to vote. So, we are proud to partner with the TN Secretary of State’s Office to help more young people in our state register and vote for their very first time.
In Tennessee it has never been easier to register to vote or to cast to a vote, and TAN is fully committed to giving you the tools to both register to vote as well as cast your vote.
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 vote on Election Day.
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.
If you don’t vote, you are letting other people decide who gets to represent you. Local, state and national elected officials make decisions that affect our lives every day, including roads, schools, healthcare, parks and more.
While your vote 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, GoVoteTN.gov.
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 GoVoteTN.gov. A paper voter registration application is also available to download at GoVoteTN.gov.
For more information about how to register to vote, go to GoVoteTN.gov or call the Division of Elections at 1-877-850-4959. The Tennessee Afterschool Network thanks our out-of-school-time programs for helping youth register, and we congratulate our young people on soon casting their very first votes!
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.
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- Our state and our nation are stronger when we all vote. If you’re not #VoteReadyTN, register now with the Tennessee Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN
- We believe your vote is your voice and #YourVoteMattersTN. If you’re not registered to vote in Tennessee, you can register in minutes with the Secretary of State’s fast and secure online voter registration system, GoVoteTn.gov. #YourVoteMattersTN #GoVoteTN
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To download the video, click on the photo below or go to https://tncloud.tn.gov/owncloud/index.php/s/LdwYpFx7aBWFyZX and use the password “vote” to download the video from the state’s website. Please keep in mind this link is due to expire on August 23, 2021, so download soon!
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