Cheshire, Conn. (WTNH) — Cheshire High School students who are part of the young democrats club are getting involved in Election Day.
They greeted voters and thanked them for voting. Students said since June they volunteered after school and the weekends to get out the vote. Cheshire High School student Nick Poling said, “every election we put in a lot of work and time, every member of the club, we have about 60-70 members maybe and our main goal is to get out the vote, to get people to exercise their right because it is a really important thing.”
The group said they are one of the most active clubs in the state. The students knocked on doors and made phone calls and reminded people to get out to the polls. Poling said, “your right to vote is not something to be taken for granted, and you can’t complain about what’s happening in the community, country or state if you are not going to exercise your right to vote.”
Student, Liam McCaffery said, “well we do have a couple of kids that are 18 in our club but for the most part most of us can’t vote, but for all of the kids than can vote we just want them to experience the electoral process for the first time.” The group worked hundreds of hours trying to get folks to the polls. every vote counts. Student, James Sparks said, “every vote counts. Make sure to get out there and vote today because it is one of the most important things you can do.”