The MISD seniors—part of the Senior Class Leadership Team—developed the campaign to communicate to fellow students the right and obligation to vote, according to a statement from the district. The seniors will host a voter registration drive, conduct student research on the November ballot items, host student meetings to discuss ballot items and distribute sample ballots to each voting student. Additionally, MISD will provide transportation for students, faculty and staff who wish to vote during the early voting period from Oct. 23-Nov. 3. Voter registration ends Oct. 10.
“We are very pleased to be working with the Voter Awareness Council on this project to have a student-led effort to get out the vote in our schools,” MISD Superintendent Todd Stephens said in a statement. “We hope to leverage this effort not only on the upcoming November election but each and every future election as well.”
VAC is a non-partisan, unbiased non-profit organization established by residents of Montgomery County to encourage and inform citizens to vote, according to the statement. Additional information can be found at www.vactx.org.