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Secretary Husted speaks to students about the importance of exercising their right to vote.
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted traveled to New Philadelphia’s Buckeye Career Center today to encourage students to register to vote and participate in democracy.
Secretary Husted spoke to approximately 715 students at the Buckeye Career Center as part of his GradsVote initiative. The GradsVote program provides high school students with the information they need to become active and engaged Ohio voters.
“I’m here to remind students about their rights and responsibilities to vote and participate in democracy,” said Secretary Husted. “We’re very blessed to live in a nation where we are free to run for office and vote to elect our public servants, many people died to provide these rights to us and we need to preserve them and honor those who came before us.”
Following the event, the Buckeye Career Center will hold a voter registration and selective service drive during students’ lunch periods.
Secretary Husted also encouraged students to consider making a Day for Democracy and become poll workers. More than 40,000 poll workers are needed across the state of Ohio to ensure a smooth Election Day.