TN Secretary Of State Launches Voter Registration Award For High Schools
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is launching an award for Tennessee high schools that meet student voter registration thresholds. Tennessee law allows students who will be 18 years old or older on or before the next election to register to vote. In this new initiative…High schools across the state that register 100 percent of the eligible students will earn the Anne Dallas Dudley Gold Level Award. High schools that register at least 85 percent of the eligible students, will earn the Anne Dallas Dudley Silver Level Award. The Secretary of State’s office will present high schools that earn the Gold Level Award with a commemorative plaque and recognize students who led the registration efforts with certificates. The award is named after Anne Dallas Dudley who helped lead the successful effort to get the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified nationwide here in her home state of Tennessee. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state needed to pass the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Schools who participate must submit an application for the awards by March 31, 2022.