UT to battle the Florida Gators in voting registration competition

Before the Vols take on the Florida Gators on the field, the University of Tennessee is having a friendly competition with the University of Florida.

UT and Knoxville's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy have challenged the Gators to see which school can register the most students to vote.

The school is asking students to register no later than October 1 to ensure the Tennessee County Election Commission can get the forms before the October 11 registration deadline for the November election.

UT will be holding a few events up until voting day to inform students about the candidates and to talk over the big issues being discussed in the wake of the election.

"Students have an opportunity to choose who will lead this country for the next four years as well as local and state leaders,” said Nissa Dahlin-Brown, associate director of the Baker Center. “We encourage all students to have their voice heard and vote.”

Students 18 or older, and those that will turn 18 on November 8,  can register to vote in person at the Baker Center at 1640 Cumberland Avenue.  Students that register in Knox County will be eligible for early voting on campus on October 31 through November 3 at the Baker Center.


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