NPT will hold a public forum about voter engagement Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in Studio A (161 Rains Ave., Nashville 37203).
Voting is the most basic level of civic engagement and a principle of American democracy, protected in the Constitution. But Tennessee is near the bottom for voter turnout and voter registration. Why aren’t more Tennesseans voting? Why Don’t We Vote? | NPT Reports Town Hall will be an audience discussion about challenges in getting to the polls or getting the opportunity to vote. Moderated by NPT’s LaTonya Turner, the town hall will also cover what is being done to improve access and awareness so that more Tennesseans vote in the future.
Why Don’t We Vote? | NPT Reports Town Hall will be recorded for later broadcast on NPT. The evening begins with refreshments at 6 p.m., followed promptly by the taping at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required at votetownhall-npt.eventbrite.com. The broadcast premiere of this town hall will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
NPT’s previous town halls on topics ranging from the opioids crisis to issues around education are available for viewing at video.wnpt.org.