TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Sep 3, 2019

Chattanooga high school students who last year drafted legislation calling for anyone with a driver’s license to be automatically registered to vote at age 18 are launching a petition drive to try to convince the legislature to rethink its proposal, The [Columbia] Daily Herald reports. The students developed their voter registration proposal through the TBA YLD’s Catalyst program, which teaches students about government by encouraging them to prepare actual legislative proposals. “It’s definitely harder to register to vote in Tennessee than in some states and unfortunately too many young people don’t think about it or take action to make sure they are registered in time to vote in an election,” said Fisher Latham, a recent CSAS graduate who did his senior project on the legislation.