Representatives will visit JC to register students to vote

Brianna Glase, Managing Editor

Representatives from the Harford County League of Women Voters will set up a booth at JC on Feb. 24 registering any student who is a U.S. citizen and who will be 18 before the 2012 presidential election.  They will be on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for students to register or get an absentee ballot.

According to social studies teacher Rodney Johnson, many seniors have already registered after a voting assembly held two years ago.

“Normally, I would do an assembly where representatives from the different political parties come and speak with the students, but the deadline for the fall elections is coming up soon and there wasn’t really time,” Johnson said.

Johnson stresses that seniors who will be out of their voting district at the time of the election should talk to the representatives about getting an absentee ballot, so that they may still vote wherever they are in the country.

“I encourage seniors [who are eligible to vote] to get absentee ballots if they will not be in their precinct for the election,” Johnson said.

Brianna Glase is a Managing Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.