Students spread word on voting

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Manning the voter registration table at Hammond Hill Elementary School, from left, are Bronwyn Bigger, Eric White and Sarah Bigger.

The North Augusta High School Student Council is trying to drum up voters for the November election.

During registrations for North Augusta’s schools, groups of students handed out voting information and answered questions about the election.

“We’re here to promote voting registration to get people on board for the November election,” Bronwyn Bigger said during Hammond Hill Elementary School’s registration. “There’s a group that is trying to get the community involved and what we, as young people, can do to interact with the community is get people to start voting. Even though we’re young, we can get older people to vote.”

According to Mary Anne Bigger, the drive was started by students who attended Girls and Boys State, a program that teaches about government and voting.

“The students who went to the program, Girls and Boys State, learned about elections,” she said. “It’s a student-led campaign by members of the Student Council to increase voter registration. We went to five schools, and they will be at some schools in Aiken.”

The students were handing out information on when to register to vote for the November election.

“We’re trying to make sure people are registered and make sure they know to vote on Nov. 4,” Sarah Bigger said. “We’re hoping we can get a better turnout in Aiken County.”

For more information on the South Carolina elections, visit scvotes.org.

T.J. Lundeen is a reporter for The North Augusta Star. Follow him on Twitter @lundeentj for more updates.

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