Metro-East News

Local churches hold registration rally with NAACP

Twelve churches from the metro-east will hold a voter registration rally in partnership with the NAACP at 7 p.m. Friday.

The participating churches have been registering parishioners for some time at New Life in Christ Interdenominational, located at 689 Scott Troy Road in O’Fallon, according to a news release.

The church is working with the East St. Louis and O’Fallon branches of the NAACP to bring the opportunity to a greater base.

People can show up to the event with two valid forms of identification — one that shows a current address — and can find information on candidate races and ballot issues, the release stated. There will also be information available on upcoming forums and debates.

A worship service will follow voter registration.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic