Tennessee secretary of state says new voter registration bill protects the voting process

Tennessee secretary of state says new voter registration bill protects the voting process
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Tennessee’s secretary of state is weighing in on the new voter registration bill that just passed this legislative session.

Tre Hargett says there is a need for standards in the state when registering people to vote. Now they have a benchmark in place to protect the integrity of the voting process.

“What it does, if you are doing a paid-for registration drive, it says that you have to do that training, you have to turn in voter registration within 10 days of receiving them,” said Hargett. “And it also places civil penalties in place if you turn in 100 deficient forms.”

Hargett also said there is no voting machine across the state that is hooked up to the internet and says election security is solid in all 95 counties.

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