Natural Hair Stylist uses salon chair to push people to get registered to vote

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The deadline to register to vote is on Tuesday so churches and businesses across the city are encouraging people to get out and vote.

News 12’s Amber Worthy spoke a local salon owner who says a lot of conversations begin in her chair…. but she wants people to know that’s not enough to bring change.

One hair cut, hair style, and voter registration form at a time.

Local businesses worked to make sure that everyone they impact was registered to vote.

Loc Nesst Natural Hair Salon owner Traci Vance says, “we talk a lot about about politics in the salon.

Vance says some of her clients weren’t registered because they questioned if registering would actually bring the change they want to see in their community.

She says she told them “they really can’t talk if [they] aren’t registered.

The Hamilton County Voter Coalition assisted Loc Nesst Natural Hair Salon with their customer appreciation event.

The Owner Traci Vance says that she wanted to do her part and get her customers registered for this election year.

The Voters Coalition provided the forms to make it happen because they say that it is your duty to excercise this right.

Sandy McCrea also says that issues have been found in some systems and it’s imperative to be sure you are registered.

McCrae says, “you should check your voter registration every year just because some systems have been employed that are not working out quite [right], there are a lot of bugs in them so there have been people who have been purged from registration even though they are regular voters.”

Fresh Cuts next door to the salon provided free hair cuts for those who participated in the event and those who donated canned goods as well.

Vance says she wants the people to know there is power in a trip to the polls.

“They are mad with the things that are going on with Congress, in the White House, you know Donald Trump and all of the things… They are upset and they can talk to me all day but they are voices won’t be heard just with me,” says Vance.

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