The Broadview

High school students volunteer at polls

Junior+Arianna+Nassiri+volunteers+at+the+polls+for+the+2018+Midterm+Election.+Volunteers+were+asked+to+help+voters+obtain+and+submit+their+ballots.
Junior Arianna Nassiri volunteers at the polls for the 2018 Midterm Election. Volunteers were asked to help voters obtain and submit their ballots.

Junior Arianna Nassiri volunteers at the polls for the 2018 Midterm Election. Volunteers were asked to help voters obtain and submit their ballots.

Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson

Junior Arianna Nassiri volunteers at the polls for the 2018 Midterm Election. Volunteers were asked to help voters obtain and submit their ballots.

Caroline Thompson, Senior Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






WEB EXCLUSIVE Convent & Stuart Hall students volunteered at the polls yesterday to encourage youth involvement in midterm elections.

“I decided to be a poll worker because I turned 18 four days before the election and I had never been politically active before,” senior Sophie Mack, who voted for the first time and volunteered at City Hall, said. “I wanted to do something to help other people vote because I was finally legal to vote myself.”

Volunteers set up machines and booths and assisted voters with obtaining and submitting ballots, according to junior Arianna Nassiri.

“I decided to volunteer as a clerk in this election because I wanted to demonstrate to myself and others that minors can still play a critical role in our nation’s democratic process,” Nassiri said. “I believe that younger powers in government bring legislative bodies closer to an accurate representation of its constituents.”

Mack is one of the many seniors who voted for the first time.

“It took me about a half an hour to vote because I had to research all the candidates for each position and what each proposition meant,” Mack said. “I felt a lot of pressure to make sure that I knew everything I was voting for because I did not want to make the wrong decision.”

Voters ages 18-29 typically vote less than older generations, but in the country’s current political climate it is important for young people to use their voices in this election, according to history teacher Michael Stafford.

“Democracy is about people power and if people do not exercise their power, then there is no point in having a democracy,” Stafford said. “The more people who show up to vote, no matter how old or what race, ethnicity, religion, gender or political party, the stronger our democracy is.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
(Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • High school students volunteer at polls

    Breaking News

    The Broadview is on Thanksgiving Break

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    News

    Poor air quality from California fire impacts students and faculty

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    Web Exclusive

    Award-winning poet visits campus

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    Web Exclusive

    Students and parents discuss community goals

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    News

    People of Color Student Union host race awareness assembly

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    News

    Varsity volleyball team advances to NCS Championship

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    News

    Community celebrates All Saints’ Day

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    Slideshows

    Community celebrates Halloween with first coed costume contest

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    News

    Honoring the oppressed

  • High school students volunteer at polls

    News

    Winter sports commence

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
High school students volunteer at polls