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Civic group commemorates 'Voting Rights Act of 1965' with voter registration drive thru

August 6th will mark the 55th anniversary of the 'Voting Rights Act of 1965'.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One local group is honoring the 55th anniversary of the 'Voting Rights Act of 1965' by registering people to vote.

The League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley held their inaugural 'Drive Up Voter Services Clinic' at the Thomas W. Davidson Senior Center.

Volunteers will be at several locations through mid October by helping people to register and fill out absentee ballots. Leaders say voting is our civic duty.

"We felt like voting is such a fundamental part of our democracy. And we want everybody to be ready to vote this November, and also in the municipal election on August 25th. So that was why we wanted to commemorate it as one of our inaugural events for the Voting Rights Act," says League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley, Voter Services Committee Chair, Kathy Jones.

The deadline to register to vote for the Huntsville municipal election is August 10th. Click here to register.

The next voter walk up will be Sunday, August 2nd at the Lincoln Place from 4:30 7:30 p.m.

The next voter drive up will be at the Downtown Huntsville/Madison County Library, August 15th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

[WATCH: Extended Interview with League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley]

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