Vote! But first, Register!

Student Council encourages voter registration

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Vote! But first, Register!

The Student Council hosted a Voter Registration promotion on Monday, October 7 next to the main entrance. Student Council President Aaron DeNicola, Liaison Nadia Garcia, and Secretary Kristen Libonati encouraged 17 and 18-year-old students to register to vote and helped them fill out voter registration forms. 

The student council has been running this event “essentially as long as anyone can remember,”  DeNicola said. “As a student council is a form of government, we find it important to recognize the importance of participation in one’s own respective government, be it at the local, state, or federal level. The only way our democracy works is through participation.” 

This year’s turnout was also the most it has been in recent years. “I was blown away this year,” DeNicola said. “Out of all three years of doing this is by far the most I’ve ever seen, and we’ve had students continuing to bring forms in since.” If students were not able to finish filling out the form, they can still hand them in to Mrs. Greco by Friday, October 11. 

Along with the table for voter registration, Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan held a presentation in the library. Students were invited to hear his presentation on the importance of voting. Together, the two events worked to promote student involvement in American democracy. 

If you’re a 17-18-year-old who did not get the chance to register to vote and would like to, go to https://www.njelections.org/voter-registration.shtml