American Legion to conduct voter registration drive

From Staff Reports

Sept. 2, 2008 - American Legion Post 66 will be conducting a voter registration drive Saturday. The a nonpartisan veteran service organization hopes to get 100 people new voters registered.

"We're trying to make it as easy as possible to register. Our goal is 100 voters," said Jim Myrick, American Legion Post 66 commander.

The drive will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in front of Wal-Mart, and continue into the day. The chairmen of both local political parties, Bill Brannon with Hopkins County Democratic Party and Chris Brown with Hopkins County Republican party, have indicated to Post 66 their support for the post's effort, according to Myrick.

The voter registration drive is the second such effort hosted by Post 66 members, who encourage all eligible people to register and exercise their right to vote.

"Remember, voting is a right and a privilege. We also believe it's a duty. Please register, please vote," Myrick urges.

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