College students can't vote; air their frustrations - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

College students can't vote; air their frustrations

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:57:38 GMT
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School.The "Go Back. Move Ahead." Campaign will help Georgians who completed some college to return and finish their degrees.It's part of Governor Deal's "Complete College Georgia" initiative. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection."People are always learning and we want to make sure that we embrace that when they come back to schools," said Beth ...More >>
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School.The "Go Back. Move Ahead." Campaign will help Georgians who completed some college to return and finish their degrees.It's part of Governor Deal's "Complete College Georgia" initiative. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection."People are always learning and we want to make sure that we embrace that when they come back to schools," said Beth ...More >>
  • Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:34:46 GMT
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>

November 2, 2004

Albany-- Some Albany State University Students are turned away from voting today.

The group of students showed up at WALB after poll workers refused to let them vote. The students claim they are registered to vote in Dougherty County, but their names didn't appear in the system today.

According to Georgia law, they should have gotten a provisional, but the ASU precinct didn't have any. They had to go to the government center and have them delivered so the students could vote.

"I've registered to vote and what do I do now?" asked Shawnta Addison. "This is the thing that students don't give up, still go out and vote, you still have time to go out and vote, don't be discouraged we now have provisional ballots put in place now and to speak up when you feel like you've been wronged."

Some students say when they renewed their drivers license and kept their hometown address, it automatically registered them in their hometown, even though they requested Dougherty County.


posted at 4:55PM by dave.miller@walb.com