Local church helping with census and voter registration, focusing on first-time voters, felons and homeless people

On Saturday, a local church will help first-time voters, people with felony convictions and homeless people register to vote and fill out their census forms.

Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church’s outreach center, 901 Tennessee St., will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church will help any community members register, but it is focusing on outreach to those who might find the process more difficult.

The church is partnering with the League of Women Voters and the local chapter of Jack & Jill of America Inc. — a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders — for the event this weekend. A free sack lunch will be available for everyone who stops by.


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