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Dozens beat deadline to register to vote in November

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Dozens of hopeful voters stood in long lines Monday at county election offices across Tennessee as they beat the deadline to register to vote in the November election.

People who stopped by the Davidson County Election Commission said exercising their right to vote will be worth the wait.

"It's kind of exciting. We're all here for one purpose and are from different places. We're all here for one thing: to vote. It's kind of cool to be a part of this," said Hannah Gardner, a first-time voter.

Election Day is Nov. 6, and voters will need government-issued photo identification to cast ballots under a new state law.

While the deadline for new registrations has passed, anyone already registered in Tennessee but needing a change of address can still make that change at any early voting location or their local county election commission office.

"There's no such thing as going to the wrong poll during early voting. You can vote at any early voting location during the early voting period, which begins Oct. 17 and runs through Nov. 1," said Albert Tieche, with the Davidson County Election Commission.

For more information on voting in Tennessee, visit: http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/registration.htm.

To see a list of early voting dates and locations in Davidson County, visit: http://www.nashville.gov/vote/early.asp.

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