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Lee County students encourage others to vote

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 3, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In Lee County, students encouraged their classmates to register to vote before the deadline passes them by.

Friday, students held a voter registration drive during the lunch periods. Teachers say, whether they're old enough to vote or not, students are excited about the upcoming election and have been studying and discussing the political process in history classes. They hope encouraging students to register to vote will turn them into life long voters.

"That's our hope that they will vote now, be excited now and realize that their vote does count and that excitement that they feel now they'll feel when their older and continue to vote," said Luann Bloodworth, Lee County World History Teacher.

The student's voter registration drive has also encouraged some parents who weren't registered to sign up. Last year, the drive registered 100 students.

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