LBW holds National Voter Registration Day

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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LBW Community College held its National Voter Registration Day yesterday and director of learning resources Hugh Carter said he was surprised at how many students were already registered to vote.

“I received an email from the American Library Association about National Voter Registration Day,” Carter said. “I am always trying to get students to come to the library. So, I thought it would be a good way to get them in here.”

Carter said the idea of a voter registration drive is not completely new to the students.

“We try to have a voter registration drive once or twice every year,” Carter said. “I just thought this would be a new way to hopefully get more people in the library.”

Several students came into the library, but Carter said most of them were already registered.

“We have only registered two,” Carter said. “But I have talked with several students and they are all registered already. That is what surprised me.”

Carter believes it is important that all students are registered to vote.

“Voting is an essential part of participating in the democratic process,” Carter said. “I think it is important for these students to realize how important of a role they play in that.”

Year to date in Covington County, there are 24,966 people registered to vote.

There are currently 3,512,920 people registered to vote in the State of Alabama.