Written by Pierce Legeion
Last updated on October 12, 2012 @ 7:32PM
Created on October 12, 2012 @ 5:32PM
With the election a little over 3 weeks away, several state leaders took some time out of their day to talk to juniors and seniors at Grafton High School about the importance of voting.
A few hundred juniors and seniors gathered in the school's auditorium for an election awareness event. Not all of these students are eligible to vote just yet, but school officials still thought it was an important message for them to hear.
Speakers at the event included Delegate Michael Manypenny and a representative from Senator Rockefeller's office. Each speaker talked about how the voting process works, what inspired them to get involved in politics, and just how important one vote can be.
Students were encouraged to do their own research on the candidates and the issues so that they can make an informed decision when going to vote for the first time in a few weeks. They were also treated to a skit about voting put on by some of their fellow classmates.
Everyone who was 18 or older was given a voter registration form and encouraged to vote in the November election. After the event, many took away a greater interest in their involvement in politics.
You have just a few more days to get registered to vote if you haven't already done so. The deadline for registration is Tuesday.
Now if you're not registered to vote or aren't sure if you're registered your best bet is to check with your county clerk. You can also go to the Secretary of State's website
to verify your registration and get information on how to register.
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