By: Jacob Kessler
The Delta High School will be showing students an authentic voting experience this year. In partnership with the Fulton County Board of Elections, the school will be bringing in direct recording electronic voting machines. These machines will be used for voting on Homecoming Attendants.
According to an information release from the Pike-Delta-York Schools, the initiative was started by the Student Council Advisor Mrs. Michelle Egan, Recent Levy Chairperson Mrs. Leigh Mattin and Fulton County Board of Elections Director Ms. Melanie Gilders.
The release also states a quote from Mrs. Mattin, “there is sometimes hesitation to vote because new voters don’t know what to expect when they get to their polling location, and this opportunity will help alleviate that hesitation.”
Students will check in before voting in order to keep the entire atmosphere as authentic as possible with the entire point of the exercise to be a learning experience.
The school is very happy with the outcome and is looking forward to sharing this experience with their students. They are hoping that this will ultimately lead to more students becoming voters when they turn 18.
The Fulton County Board of Education is also happy to provide the school with this service to help students realize the importance of voting.
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