PLAINFIELD, NJ —On March 21-22, the Plainfield Public School District will host a voting event to teach students everything they need to know about voting, from registration to results. Department of Social Studies Supervisor Dr. Tristian Cox joins the League of Women Voters (LWV) in presenting students a brief history of voting in America and instructions on how to overcome any possible challenges in casting a ballot.

“Voting is our civic duty!” said Dr. Cox. “The district is excited to offer high school students this opportunity to learn how to vote and to practice casting a sample ballot using machines staffed by the Union County Board of Elections.”

The program is part of Energizing Young Voters, a LWV initiative to further civic engagement among young adults. The slide presentation and voting machine demonstration are designed to boost the confidence and skills needed to participate in the political process for the first time, and help students:

  • Understand the value of voting
  • Make a plan to vote
  • Overcome all barriers to casting a ballot

The League of Women Voters is a political grassroots network and membership organization that believes the freedom to vote is a nonpartisan issue. The Plainfield chapter meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

Original article here.