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Groton Students Encourage Voting

November 1, 2012, 5:21 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Groton Students Encourage Voting
GROTON, SD -

Some of them may not be old enough to vote, but students in a Groton government class could still have an impact on the upcoming election.

The Groton students are trying to improve a 17 percent voter turnout recorded during the community’s last election.

"Because we feel like it's a responsibility and duty of every person to get out there and vote," student Savanna Larson said.

"I mean if we're going to complain about things that are in our life, why not get out and vote for it," student Amanda Worlie said.

So the students are working to encourage at least a 50 percent turnout in Groton. They've formed five groups working on different tasks ranging from posters and brochures to radio advertising.

As they spread the word around town, students are optimistic the efforts will work or at least top last election's number. That wasn't a national election but students in the government class think 17 percent for a local election is still too low.

"The kids have really gotten after it. They've really enjoyed the projects that they've done so far. And I think they've learned a little bit about how important it is to get out and vote," teacher Scott Thorson said.

Some of the students also recently turned 18, so they'll be casting a ballot for the first time. They'd like to see far more than 50 percent of the Groton community joining them.

"Well I mean if you're comparing it to school, 50 percent should be failing so I feel like we should get 100. Why doesn't everybody vote," Worlie said.

The class is also making a ballot for students in the school to get them in the habit of voting before they turn 18.

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