Shown L to R assisting students in registering to vote: Alfretta Crawford, Marva Smith, Tameshia Porter and Nancy Cole. Not shown are Carol Zippert and Alphonzo Morton, III.
The Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. along with Harambe Community Youth Organization sponsored a voter registration day for eligible students at Greene County High School on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The volunteers assisted 24 students in completing their voter registration forms. Arrangements will be made to further assist students in acquiring an official voters ID if they do not have a driver’s license.
Once the applications are processed, the newly registered students will be sent a card from the county registrar’s office validating their registration and indicating the individual’s voting place.
Students who will be 18 years of age before the November 8 national election were also allowed to complete a registration form. The local registrar’s office noted that these applications will be fully processed once the individual reaches the lawful age.
September 27, 2016 was designated as National Voter Registration Day. The purpose of designating such a day is to increase participation in the voting process, especially with a presidential election scheduled for November 8 of this year. Many Americans don’t vote because they miss registration deadlines or they don’t know how to register to vote. October 24 is the last day to register for the Nov 8 elections.
This special effort of the local DST Chapter and Harambe Organization assures that young persons in our community eligible to vote will be prepared to exercise their right and duty as an active voter in the upcoming state and national election on November 8.
Andrea Perry serves as President of the Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Florence Williams is Social Action Chairperson. Alphonzo Morton, III and Carol Zippert are Co-Coordinators of Harambe.