History Club registers senior voters for Nov.

Photo by Aerin Johnson
History Club members junior Austin Lamkin, sophomore Phoebe Mussman, freshman Hannah Biggs and senior Jacky Hotaling conduct a mock registration demonstration during a History Club meeting.

Aerin Johnson

 History Club helped seniors register to vote in this year’s election at the high school on Sept. 28, and Oct. 1.

“It is our right privilege and duty to vote as American citizens. This is how we make our voices heard,” said Julie Burchett, History Club sponsor, about why people need to vote.

“Plus I think if you don’t vote, then you don’t have any right to complain about things if you don’t like how everything is going,” Burchett added.

Club members went to senior English classes to get eligible students to register for the election. They then sent the forms to the County Election Board.

Charlotte Gavin, History Club president, said the club does this on election years.

Only 60 seniors were able to register, according to Gavin.

Burchett explained that since it is early in the school year, not many seniors would be able to vote in this election year, as they would not be 18 by the election.

History Club will hold another registration drive in the spring.

To be able to vote a person has to 18 by the day of the election and a U.S. citizen. To register for voting, age eligible citizens only need basic information, including name, birth date and address.

Registration ended on Oct. 10, at 5 p.m. according to the League of Women Voters.

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