WCS High Schools Encourage Voter Registration

  • A girl fills out a voter registration form

    Published September 14, 2021

    September is National Voter Registration Month, and Williamson County high schools are doing their part to encourage eligible students to register.

    Throughout the month, high schools will be hosting voter registration drives. Schools that reach at least 85 percent of eligible students registered to vote will receive the Anne Dallas Dudley Award from the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office. Eligible students are those who will be 18 years old by the date of the next election and are a citizen of the United States.

    "Not every student will become a doctor, teacher, business owner or entrepreneur, but they are all citizens," said WCS Social Studies 6-12 Specialist David Rector. "We want to help them understand the value and importance of the right to vote. It starts with educating them about how this country fought to secure that right and the sacrifices made, and it continues with getting them registered."

    To register, students must bring their ID and know their Social Security Number.

    The schedule of voter registration drives is listed below.

2021-22 Voter Registration Drives