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On Monday, October 8, Rome High School students who are eligible to vote in the upcoming midterm elections were given the chance to register thanks to several Rome High students and a collaboration with the Rome/Floyd County Chapter League of Women Voters.
The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonpartisan political organization that works to encourage informed and active participation in government elections. Marsha Atkins and Peggy Reiners, members of LWV, attended the occasion hoping to increase the understanding of major public policy issues among Rome High students through education and advocacy. This included allowing students the opportunity to register to vote.
Rome High Seniors, Sophanit Sebuh and Caroline Young orchestrated the voter registration event under the guidance of RHS Teacher Todd Ollis, so their peers could easily participate in any and all upcoming political events.
“A lot of our peers are or will be eligible to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, but we know that not everyone has the means or opportunities to find a place to register,” said Young.
Young and Sebuh are both registered voters and wanted to help all Rome High students who were also interested to get involved as well.
Sebuh said, “At Rome High we have a very political group of peers, so we thought it would be awesome if we could offer them a platform that would be easy for them to register to vote. We figured, if it were here and were accessible to everyone, we could get more people involved.”
The event had a great turn out, and all are looking forward to using their voice this coming November.