NAACP announces Voter Registration Sunday

NAACP announces Voter Registration Sunday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah branch of the NAACP is making a huge effort to get everyone registered to vote for the November elections. On Tuesday, the organization announced Voter Registration Sunday, which takes place Sunday as part of the Earl Shinhoster Voter Empowerment Campaign. This campaign is a collaboration of several groups including the Savannah chapter of Links, Inc. The NAACP plans to canvass neighborhoods and even team up with area college students to encourage people to get out and vote.

"They need to know that if they want a voice in this society about their thoughts, feelings, health insurance, whatever the issues are that are important to them, they must get out and express their vote," said Connie Cooper, NAACP.

The deadline to register for the upcoming election is Oct. 9. The Savannah branch of the NAACP is offering rides to the Chatham County Voter Registration Office to obtain authorized identification. The rides and the IDs are free. No documents are needed to acquire an ID. Call the Savannah branch of the NAACP at 912.233.4161 for more information.

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