August 1, 2021

Heard welcomes young new voters


A 19-year-old Heard High School graduate, Ms. Paige Summerlin, became a brand new Heard County voter Wednesday morning.

Paige arrived at the Heard County courthouse with just her driver’s license and a short time later she left knowing that she could now fully experience what the United States of America is all about.

Paige allowed us to come along and document her journey to show other young people in the community just how easy registering to vote can be.

“I am most excited about voting in this year’s local elections. I especially can’t wait to vote for my step-dad Tim Holtzclaw for school board. Other young people seem to be put off about registering because they might get jury duty, but I am actually excited about that as well.” -Paige Summerlin

Paige registered just in time to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary which will take place on March 6, 2012. The deadline for registering in order to be able to vote in that primary is this Monday, February 6, 2012.

Jane Barker and Tonnie Adams with the registrar’s office were also on hand at the high school this week during lunch registering students to vote. They were able to register any students who were at least 17 -1/2 years old so that those students would be eligible to cast a ballot on their 18th birthdays.

Barker advises that any student who missed them at school should come to the registrar’s office at the courthouse just like Paige did to register at anytime. She also advised that they would be coming back to the school again in April.

For more information or if you have any questions contact the voter registrar’s office at (706) 675-3907.


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