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Early voting continues across Tennessee, and now college students are getting involved.
Several of them held a rally Saturday outside the Davidson County Election Commission.
They're also speaking out against the state's photo ID to vote law.
Early voting has its own soundtrack outside the election commission Saturday.
College students are here to cast their vote and rally for a change.
"We just wanted to make sure that students weren't disenfranchised when they were actually here," says Vanderbilt Graduate student Brionni McGriff.
Students from several universities have teamed up with community activists.
They're upset about a provision in the new voter ID law which prevents them from using their college ID's.
"Written into the law specifically is the statute that says that you can't use a student ID, even it it's from a state college or university," says Mary Mancini with Tennessee Citizen Action.
Several students even appear in a new youtube video, which highlights the issue.
Supporters of the voter ID law say it helps prevent fraud at the ballot box.
Others argue the requirements disenfranchise the elderly, minorities, and students.
On Thursday the law was being challenged in front of a state appeals court.
Students at this rally want their votes to count.
"We just want to make sure that students are aware of what forms of ID are available for them to use so they can go ahead and just make sure they're able to vote as they have the right to do so," says McGriff.
This rally helps get the message out.
Voters must bring an appoved photo ID with them to the polls, and college students now know their student ID doesn't work.
"So this really is about raising awareness, and again standing in solidarity with one another," says Mancini.
College students can still use their driver license from Tennessee or any other state when then go to the polls.
Even an expired ID is sufficient.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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