Local organizations are encouraging people in North Alabama to register to vote and complete the census.
The Coalition for Justice Through Civic Engagement, The League of Women Voters, No More Dirty Inc. and Lift Our Vote all joined together on Saturday at the Walmart on Oakwood Avenue.
The groups played music and asked people if they were registered to vote and if they've completed the census. They also handed out mail-in ballots.
Leaders of the event say it's more important than ever to be politically involved.
"Our vote actually influences social policies and the things that are happening in the world, so as a citizen, if you're concerned about what's happening in the world and influencing policy and in our nation, now is the time," said Dr. Tonya Perry with the Coalition for Justice Through Civic Engagement.
To learn when these organizations will be having more events to encourage voter registration and assistance with the census, click here.