Indian Lake students who are 18 are registering to vote in the upcoming general election and getting used to the process by practicing on sample ballots. Several students eligible to vote in the November election met with officials from the Logan County Board of Elections. Director Adam Brannon highlighted several local elections in which the votes of 18-year-olds influenced the outcome and some in which the outcome could have been different had more 18-year-olds cast ballots. Brannon encouraged the young people to understand the way government operates. He said, “Remember where your tax dollars go and know the people who are in charge. With your vote you, can make sure they use the tax money the way you want them to.”
Students also learned about the opportunity to become poll workers for elections, something select ILHS students have done for the past few years. Indian Lake High School houses four voting precincts including Washington Township North and South, Stokes Southeast and Russells Point. They also got a chance to “vote” an actual ballot featuring several questions not related to the upcoming election. The deadline to register for the November General Election is October 10th.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.