Indian Lake High School students eligible to vote in the 2016 elections learned why they should during a presentation by Logan County Board of Elections Deputy Director Adam Brannon.
He said, “You want your roads plowed in the winter and resurfaced in the summer? Elections affect that!”
Brannon reminded the students that the Russells Point Police Levy failed last fall by just a few votes. He said if more than one of the precinct’s seven 18-year old registered voters would have cast their ballot, the result might have been different.
During the presentation students who will be 18 years old by Nov. 8 of this year were able to register to vote. The registration deadline for the March 15th Primary is February 16th.
Brannon also spoke to the students about the opportunity to become polls workers. Last fall, Indian Lake senior Noah Fought worked at the polls in Washington Township and got paid for his time. Over the next few weeks Brannon is speaking to students in all Logan County High Schools about the importance of getting involved in the election process.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.