Saratoga high school seniors get a lesson in voting

Local officials stopped by over the course of two days to meet with students and help them understand what some of the positions they might be voting for, actually are.

Saratoga Springs Supervisor Matthew Veitch, a Saratoga Springs High School graduate, shared his duties.

"I gave them an overview of what my job is at the County Board of Supervisors; different things we deal with as a county as far as issues, gave them a little background into holding a political office and campaigning," said Veitch.

Veitch said giving new voters an idea of who they're voting for will hopefully encourage them to head to the polls.

"The hope is to raise awareness about what kinds of positions are out there and what do elected officials do. They have the power of the vote and they need to know who they're voting for and what they're voting for," said Veitch. "That's what I wanted them to get out of it. There's a whole world out there as far as governmental agencies and actions and who you vote and put in there affects all of that."

White said the students she spoke to, about three classes, seemed to respond well to the concept of voting.

"They seemed interested my group was engaged and responsive and I think they took it seriously," said White.


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