In-school voter registration starts today for eligible students in Metro Schools

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Starting January 26, the Davidson County Election Commission staff and Poll Officials will visit Metro high schools to register eligible 17- and 18-year-olds during in-school registration sessions.

This is part of a month-long, high school voter registration and education campaign to increase the number of eligible students registering and voting during the 2016 Presidential election year, according to the election commission. The campaign is a community undertaking by the Davidson County Election Commission, Rep. Jim Cooper, Sen. Steve Dickerson, the Mayor’s Youth Council, the League of Women Voters, Metro Council members and others from the Nashville community.

Students are eligible to register if they are a U.S. Citizen and will be 18 years old on or by Nov. 8. Students will need to know their home address, where they were born and their social security number to register.

Here's the schedule for in-school voter registration, which is taking place during lunch time at most of the schools:

Tuesday, Jan. 26:

  • Hunters Lane, 10:05-10:50 a.m.
  • McGavock, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • MLK Magnet, 11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 27:

  • Antioch, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  • Big Picture, 11:30 a.m.-12:18 p.m.
  • Cohn School, 11 a.m.
  • Glencliff, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Overton, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Pearl Cohn, 12:26 -1:40 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28:

  • Cane Ridge, 10:20 a.m.-12:26 p.m.
  • Hillwood, 10:15 a.m.-12:28 p.m.
  • Whites Creek, 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Hillsboro, 10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 1: 

  • Academy at Opry Mills, 11 -11:46 a.m.
  • Academy at Hickory Hollow, 11-11:46 a.m.
  • Academy at Old Cockrill, 11 -11:46 a.m.
  • LEAD Academy, 11:15 a.m.-noon
  • Maplewood, 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Nashville School of the Arts,11:50 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
  • Stratford, 10:10 -11:30 a.m.

The Election Commission will also have voting machines available at four high schools (McGavock, Overton, Hillsboro and Stratford) so students who register to vote can then vote on questions developed by the Mayor’s Youth Council.

For more information about in-school voter registration, contact the Davidson County Election Commission at 615-862-8800 or by visiting www.nashville.gov/vote.