KNOXVILLE, Tenn. May 29, 2008 Cricket Communications Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is offering their customers more than great cell phone plans. Beginning May 30, Cricket customers and anyone else visiting Cricket stores in Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville can register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
People are excited about this election and we wanted to do our part to encourage people to get out and participate in the democratic process, said Rafael Gomez, Cricket district director for East Tennessee. As weve seen during the primary process, an unprecedented number of young people are showing an interest in politics. We think thats great and want to encourage it.
Cricket recently partnered with Declare Yourself, an organization dedicated to encouraging young people to vote.
Many of our customers will be eligible to vote for the first time this year, said Gomez. We want our customers to be heard in November, so we hope they will come to the stores and get registered.
In Tennessee, to be eligible to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States, have reached your 18th birthday by Nov. 4, 2008 and not be disqualified by law. First time voters must be registered 30 days before the election. Cricket stores will provide registration forms, assistance with filling out the forms and submit completed forms to the election commission by Sept. 3, 2008.