BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPRPOUD) — An October “Bless the Vote” event aims to get people to exercise their right to vote.

Organizers said the free event is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. The event will feature community leaders, politicians and activists who will share their experiences and insights on the importance of civic engagement, organizers added.

People will be able to register to vote at the event and enjoy live music and entertainment.

“We believe that every vote counts, and by coming together as a community, we can amplify our voices and create positive change in Baton Rouge. We invite everyone, regardless of their background or affiliation, to join us on October 8th for an evening of inspiration and empowerment,” said Ashley Rankins, organizer of the event.

The church is located at 3155 Victoria Drive in Baton Rouge.