Teachers teach students importance of voting

Teachers helping students register to vote
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - With Election Day approaching, two teachers at one Region 8 high school took it upon themselves to educate their students on the importance of voting.

Blytheville teachers Kristy Brasfield and Amanda Haynes each spoke to their students about voter turnout, voter registration and going through the process of casting your ballot.

Brasfield registered 40 students to vote, including showing them the process of filling out the form, even mentioning she saw two of her students voting yesterday.

She said it's important that each student know that their vote matters and that the choice they make is tremendous.

"It's not just watching TV commercials, going up there and picking who your favorite is, like for Homecoming Court. You have to actually research these candidates, learn about their voting history and how they feel on the different social issues and economic issues that are going around," Brasfield said.

Haynes added that with voter turnout in Mississippi County low, she plans to take 40 students on a field trip to the polls so they can cast their ballot.

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