UNION, NJ - Voting is a civil right guaranteed to U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years of age. Over 150 Union High School students took the first step in exercising that right.
Last week, the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the League of Women Voters and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. came together for a Voter Registration Drive at the high school.
According to Linda Smith, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority member, as first time registrants, students were surprised at how easy the process was and had many relevant questions regarding voting and the upcoming election. Seniors, going away to college, were concerned about how they would be able to vote while out of state. The volunteers gave them information and forms for Absentee Ballots and Mail In Ballots.
Smith said, “Our Social Action Committee is diligently working on getting the vote out campaign. Our goal is to collaborate with other community based organizations to get this done.”
Some of the students will be able to vote in the June Primary Election. Smith said the students were looking forward to participating in electing a new President in November. “Union High School students are on their way to making a real impact on the future of this country,” said Smith.