Students register to vote: Photo of the Day 12/5/2019

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Students register to vote at the Frederick County Government board of elections table.

by Rachel McCoy, Editor

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On December 5, representatives from the Frederick County Government Board of Elections and The League of Women Voters came to lunch shifts to allow students to register to vote and or sign up to serve as election judges in the upcoming presidential elections. 

In order to register to vote in the state of Maryland, students have to be 16 years old and have some form of identification. This could be a MVA license/permit or a social security card.

“I’m glad I had the opportunity to register to vote, so that when I turn 18, I will be ready to exercise my right to vote,” said junior, Skylar Stevenson.

Students can also apply to become an Election Workers or judges. This job position is a necessity to operate the polling place as they are responsible for administering the actual voting procedure. To become an Election Worker, students have to be 16 years old and already registered to vote, if they are under 18, a parent or guardian have to fill out a permission slip. Election judges get paid $175 for working on Election Day. To apply students and staff can download an application and return it via email to [email protected] or mail it to the Frederick County Board of Elections. 

“It is valuable to have Election Judges because without them polling places would not run properly. It is also important to get young people involved in voting with a passion,” said Christine Winder, an Election Supervisor for Frederick County Government Board of Elections.