Pellissippi State Community College registered more voters during September’s college voter registration drive than any other community college in Tennessee.
The college’s Student Engagement and Leadership office held voter drives on each of Pellissippi State’s four campuses the week of Sept. 14-21 and registered 264 new voters.
“Tennessee and our nation are stronger when more eligible Tennesseans are engaged in our electoral process,” said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, who visited Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus on Sept. 19 and again on Nov. 8. “Everyone who participated in the competition should be proud of their commitment to register their fellow students to vote and increase civic engagement across our great state. With more engaged voters, Tennessee is the ultimate winner in this competition.”
The Secretary of State’s office launched the College Voter Registration Competition in 2015. Thirty-eight of Tennessee’s two- and four-year colleges, universities and technical colleges participated in the 2023 contest.
Middle Tennessee State University won the competition among four-year public universities while Cumberland University registered the most voters among private universities that participated. Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski was the winner among TCATs.
The winning schools were selected based on points earned points by registering students to vote, creating a voter registration campaign for their campus and promoting voter registration on social media using #GoVoteTN along with their campus-specific hashtag.