The Secretary of State’s office is launching the Anne Dallas Dudley Gold Level and Silver Level awards for Tennessee high schools which meet student voter registration thresholds.
Gold Level: 100% of eligible students, 18 and older by the next election, are registered to vote. The Secretary of State’s office will present the school with a commemorative plaque and present certificates to Student Ambassadors.
Silver Level: 85% of eligible students, 18 and older by the next election, are registered to vote. The Secretary of State’s office will mail certificates to Student Ambassadors.
The award is named in honor of renowned Tennessee suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley. One of the central figures in the women’s suffrage movement, she worked tirelessly to secure the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Learn more about Anne Dallas Dudley and Women's Suffrage in Tennessee on the Tennessee Virtual Archive.
All Tennessee public, charter and private schools as well as home school associations are encouraged to participate in the Anne Dallas Dudley Award program.
Tennessee law allows students who are either 18 years of age, or 17 years of age and will be 18 by the date of the next election to register to vote.
Completed applications will be accepted until March 31, 2022.
If you have questions about the Anne Dallas Dudley Award, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 741-7956.