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LWV Of Tennessee

Community Leaders

Debby Gould, President
Leslie Collum, Vice President
Mary Ann Reeves, Vice President

League ID

TN000

Phone

(629) 777-5677

Stories from Around the State

The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga announces they have registered nearly 1,200 new voters across Hamilton County high schools in recent months. The total comes as the deadline to register to vote is today for the May 3 primary election.

In a suit brought by LWV of Tennessee and partners, a federal judge blocked a new Tennessee law that sought to restrict paid voter registration drives.

Last year, an army of paid workers with stacks of voter registration forms fanned out in Memphis, Nashville and other parts of Tennessee to persuade African Americans to vote. In response, the legislature passed a law imposing civil penalties on groups that employ paid canvassers if they submit incomplete or inaccurate voter registration forms.

LWV of Tennessee filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a new Tennessee law that imposes substantial penalties on groups that foster political participation via voter registration efforts.