Students register to vote at ‘Super Tuesday Birthday Party’

A “Super Tuesday Birthday Party” held recently at Greene County High School enabled 44 seniors to complete applications to become registered voters. This special event, sponsored by the Harambe Community Youth Organization and the Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was an educational event instilling in young people the importance of becoming a registered voter and the significance of participating as a voter – exercising their right to vote.
All students who were 18 years of age now or would be 18 by November 2, 2010 were invited to the party to celebrate their coming of age as a registered voter. A large birthday cake and ice cream were shared by the students once they completed the forms in recognition of their accomplishment. The message on the cake stated: Happy 18th Birthday; Let’s Get Out and Vote.
According to Judge Earlean Isaac who serves as Greene County’s Chief Election Officer, Alabama does not have early voting. Registered voters who meet the requirements may cast an absentee ballot prior to election day, November 2. Thursday, October 28 is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot or to personally vote absentee in the Circuit Clerk’s office.
Students were asked to encourage others in their homes, churches and communities to register if they needed to, and to vote on November 2.
The sponsoring groups, Harambe and the local DST Chapter, announced that volunteer drivers are available to provide free transportation to anyone needing a ride to the polls.


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