High school gets students registered to vote

Navarre High School students “exercised their rights” Friday, Oct. 7, during the school’s voter registration drive.

Classes filed into the cafeteria for a presentation on the basics of Florida elections. Presenter Erin Begley explained Florida’s importance as a swing state, how closed primaries work and what new voters will experience when walking into the polling booth.

“I start by saying how important Florida is,” she said. “Florida itself is an extremely important state. We have 29 electoral votes up for grabs. We are a swing state and also a closed primary state. When I was in high school, I didn’t even know what open and closed primary even meant.”

Any student at least 16 years old was then invited to fill out a voter registration form. Begley graduated from Navarre High School in 2012, and she said she was disappointed to see younger people not getting involved in the political process.

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