Secretaries of state encouraging more Americans to register to vote

POSTED: 7:11 AM Sep 24 2013   UPDATED: 5:46 PM Sep 24 2013

Tuesday, September 24th is National Voters Registration Day across the country, including in the Volunteer State.

That's why Tennessee's secretary of state is working with county election officials to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements.

The National Association of Secretaries of State says an estimated 10.6 percent of Americans of voting age are not registered. The association is now encouraging the use of social media to lower that figure.