Once again, you may see a familiar face at your polling location. The Youth at the Booth initiative empowers young people to get involved in the election process. The experience provides high school seniors a real life opportunity to see the election process in action by serving as precinct officials at the polls. The experience motivates these students to be active voters and citizens and to influence their peers as well.
Most students who take part say they will work in future elections, providing a much-needed source of poll workers. Perhaps more important, more than ninety percent of the student poll workers who were not planning to vote in future elections say they will do so as a result of Youth at the Booth.
This Election Day, New Albany High School has 12 students serving as poll workers in our area.
Check out some of our students in action!
School Board Election – NAHS Students Get to Know the Candidates
NAHS Government students enrolled in Ms. Jenny Sage’s class also brought civics to life by learning more about the Board of Education candidates running for election. Students developed questions and asked candidates to respond in writing as they studied the role, function, responsibilities, and processes by which a Board of Education functions to govern a school district. This student-led electoral learning process permitted students to begin to understand more about the six residents seeking election to the New Albany-Plain Local Board of Education.
The student government students have partnered with New Albany for Kids to share their learning with the entire community. To access the candidate profiles and their responses to the questions posed by NAHS government students, please click here. Special thanks to New Albany for Kids, Jenny Sage and our students for their participation and coordination of this project.
**Note: This information is being shared to illustrate student learning about the electoral process and does not serve as an endorsement of any type for any of the candidates seeking an elected office as a Board Member. All candidates were provided the same directions and opportunity to complete the student-led questionnaire. The link provided is for informational and educational use only.