Election season always get people talking about voter turnout, which tends to be pretty low in Tennessee. The state has consistently ranked in the bottom ten for turnout over the past two decades, but why?
We’ve talked to people about what has driven them to vote. Today, we’re talking to people who do not vote regularly about what’s keeping them home, as well as a couple of experts from local civic engagement organizations.
But first, we have an update on plans to develop the East Bank from WPLN metro reporter Ambriehl Crutchfield.
- Ambriehl Crutchfield, WPLN metro reporter
- Barbi Brown, director of policy and practice for Tennessee Higher Education in Prison Initiative who is unable to vote due to felony disenfranchisement
- Shalah Dare, does not vote regularly
- Tequila Johnson, co-founder and co-executive director of the Equity Alliance
- Debby Gould, president of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee
The Latest from the League
Today a federal judge granted the LWV of Tennessee a preliminary injunction in their case against a recently passed law that leveled fines and penalties on organizations that register voters.
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.
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.