With the midterm elections approaching, the time to register to vote has arrived.
Brenda Negrete, a representative from the El Paso County Elections Department, stopped by San Elizario High School (SEHS) to assist students ages 18 and over with the registration process.
Negrete gave a brief presentation to a handful of students about the current voting practices in El Paso County. She answered questions from students and presented a few specifics on the voting process.
“Students need to know about the importance of becoming registered voters and making their voices heard,” Negrete said.
Students who registered to vote will receive their Voter Registration Card a few days before the November midterm elections.
“As a citizen of this country, I cannot stress the importance of registering to vote,” said Obed Hernandez, Government & Economics teacher at SEHS.
“Your vote is your voice in the political process. Politics nowadays is very polarized and it can be scary for high school students, but knowing that you are registered to vote puts you in the right direction into getting your voice heard no matter which politician you favor.”
More more information on the upcoming elections, where to vote and how to register, visit the El Paso County Elections website.