Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett have announced their partnership for the Your Vote Matters voter registration and voter participation campaign.
“In Smashville, we always encourage our fans to make their voices heard,” Henry said in a release. “Whether by cheering on the Predators at Bridgestone Arena, or even offering feedback on what we can do better, their input is vital to maintaining the best atmosphere and experience in professional sports.
“Through our partnership with Secretary of State Hargett on the non-partisan Your Vote Matters campaign, we are also urging our loyal fans to make their voices heard in the community by registering to vote and turning out at the polls this election year.”
Through the Your Vote Matters campaign, all eligible Tennesseans are encouraged to make a difference in 2020 by registering to vote, ensuring that their voter registration is up-to-date and exercising the right to vote on election day.
Hargett and the Nashville Predators organization will work together to register voters at games, show fans how to easily register to vote online, and visit schools to educate students on the topic of civic engagement.
“I believe we are stronger as a state and nation when all eligible voters participate in the democratic process,” Hargett said. “I am grateful that an organization with the devoted following of the Nashville Predators is willing to partner with us by encouraging not only their fans, but all Tennesseans to get registered and go vote.”
The Secretary of State is partnering with Tennessee’s three professional sports franchises — the Nashville Predators, Tennessee Titans and Memphis Grizzlies — for the Your Vote Matters campaign.
The campaign is designed to increase voter registration and election day turnout and marks the first partnership between the Secretary of State and Tennessee’s professional sports teams. Details on future activations will be announced at a later time.
Registering to vote, address updating and checking registration status can be done in a secure manner through the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system at GoVoteTN.com. Eligible Tennessee residents must be registered by Feb. 3.