MAHS Hosts Inspire U.S. Assembly

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Pictured left to right: Representative Tom Mehaffie; Linda Mehaffie, School Board President;
Dr. Lori Suski, Superintendent of Schools; Robert Torres, PA Secretary of State

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On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Inspire U.S. held an assembly for juniors and seniors at Middletown Area High School to provide the opportunity for students to register to vote. Present for the assembly were local and school officials to support the event. Inspire U.S. Regional Coordinator, Sarah Weber, kicked off the assembly by encouraging all eligible students to complete the registration process during the assembly. High schools that succeed in getting 65% of eligible students to register will be honored with the Governor’s Civic Engagement Award.

Inspire.8Secretary of State, Robert Torres was the guest speaker for the event. Mr. Torres explained his role and responsibilities as Secretary of State and informed students how their votes make an impact. Mr. Torres shared sobering voter turn-out statistics from previous elections and encouraged students to raise those statistics in future elections.

The juniors and seniors were then given the chance to complete their voter registration. All students who will be 18 on or before May 15, 2018 were given a voter registration form to complete on site. All others were given a commitment card to complete which indicated they would fulfill the registration process when they were eligible. Teachers from the Social Studies Department assisted students and answered questions.

Inspire U.S. made the voter registration process convenient and simple for young voters. Bringing voter registration directly to high schools allows students to receive assistance and prevents students from having to make arrangements to complete the process on their own time. MAHS is grateful to Inspire U.S. for providing this opportunity to their students.

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