While the majority of local high schoolers are not able to vote, some are still doing their part to make sure this year’s election goes smoothly.
Over the last few weeks, dozens of students from several Forsyth County high schools have helped the Forsyth County Board of Elections by helping put together more than 10,000 individual packages of gloves, hand sanitizer wipes, PPE masks and documents used at polling places.
“We were thrilled to have these students volunteer their time and effort,” said Joel Natt, assistant secretary and Republican representative to the board of elections. “Considering the amount of extra work needed for the county to conduct a successful 2020 election season during unique circumstances, we needed to look outside our normal resource pool to help us prepare.”
Along with the students, the board of elections has also received help from several other county departments, including senior services, information systems and technology, the fire department, the sheriff’s office and others.
“Without the help of the students and other various departments in Forsyth County, we do not think we could have accomplished everything we needed to for this election,” said Chairwoman for the Board of Elections Barbara Luth.