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Sumter Co. Democrats work to get voters to the polls

(Source:WALB) Sumter County Democratic Committee met this evening (Source:WALB) Sumter County Democratic Committee met this evening
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Willie Golphin, Sumter County Democratic Committee Chairman Willie Golphin, Sumter County Democratic Committee Chairman
Randy Goss, Treasurer for Young Democrats Randy Goss, Treasurer for Young Democrats
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

Early voting continues in Georgia's presidential primary.Election offices are preparing for Saturday voting this weekend, but some political activists worry not enough south Georgians are exercising their right to vote.

The Sumter County Democratic Committee wants you to get out and vote.

"It's very crucial,” said Willie Golphin, Sumter County Democratic Committee Chairman.

Willie Golphin is the county party chairman.  He says voter registration is one of their top priorities.

"We need to find out why there's such high numbers of voter apathy,” said Golphin. “Young people are not voting like they did in the last Presidential election."

There was one young person at the committee's meeting tonight who is working around the state to get young people to the polls. 28-year-old Randy Goss is the treasurer of the Young Democrats for the state.

"I think the main thing in getting the younger generation to come out and vote is inspiring hope,” said Randy Goss, Treasurer for the Young Democrats.

Goss who became interested in politics as a student at Fort Valley State University says he has a passion for helping people.

"Instilling that they can help change the world also through the process of politics,” said Goss. “So many young people forget that politics affect their daily lives."

Golphin says his organization is already providing transportation to the polls, but they're now working to come up with different ways to educate people on how to exercise their right to vote.

"So we're trying to get them to understand the importance of voting in all elections,” said Golphin.

Early voting ends February 26th. The Presidential Primary is March 1st.
You can get a ride to the polls from the Sumter County Democratic Committee by contacting Willie Golphin at 229-815-6763.

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