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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

This episode originally aired on WPLN News.

Tennessee has historically had low voter turnout. Today, we're talking about a few of the reasons behind those numbers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, the League of Women Voters of Tennesee and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee secured a court order to protect the right to vote of hundreds, if

not thousands, of Davidson County voters who would have been unable to vote in the races for their districts on November 8 due to receiving incorrect ballots.

 

In 2022, the League of Women Voters launched a tour to build power together across the south. The tour crescendoed to a South Region Movement Building Training that will bring together leaders from the Southern States to cast a collective vision, develop a shared analysis and strategy, and deepen relationships to manifest the Democracy that our communities deserve.

The tour will continue in 2023.

This article was originally published in Public News Service. 

The Volunteer State ranks poorly in the U.S. for its overall lack of voter participation. Over the last decade, critics say the poor turnout is partly a result of regular purges of the voter rolls, new registration requirements, and the state's restrictive voting laws that create unnecessary barriers. Ballots are already being cast for the upcoming August 4 primary - and Debby Gould, president of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, said so far, the early voting turnout is low.

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.