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National Voter Registration Day Tuesday

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

The November election is less than two months away. Are you registered?

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Putnam Election Commission Administrator Michele Honeycutt said voting is one of the most effective ways citizens can project their opinions.

“There seems to be a lot of interest,” Honeycutt said. “We’ve had a lot of phone calls, a lot of people requesting ballots, a lot of people coming in and asking when they can early vote. It seems like every presidential [election] it is our busiest, so this one may be more.”

Honeycutt said everyone who can should vote. The registration deadline is October 5.

During the 2016 presidential election, 57 percent of Putnam County residents voted. Honeycutt said during early voting the election commission averaged 1,000 votes per day.

“You can come into our office and that’s a good way,” Honeycutt said. “Come into our office and we can register you to vote. We will ask you if you have two things that show your name and address. If you do then we will hand you your voter card. If you don’t then we will mail the voter card. But we will still register you right there.”

You can also register by visiting


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