South Orangetown Central School District

Voter Registration Drive at TZHS

Representatives from the Rockland County Board of Elections met with 12th grade classes on Tuesday to encourage eligible students to register to vote.

TZHS Social Studies teacher Christine Drivas has organized the Voter Registration Drive every year to provide students with the opportunity to register to vote and ask any questions they may have about the registration process or voting in general. “We run the TZHS Voter Registration Drive every year because education extends beyond the classroom. Civics is part of our K-12 social studies curriculum and having representatives from the Rockland County Board of Elections talk with our students and help them register to vote is a valuable learning activity and a start to the process of actively participating in government. Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have,” said Drivas.

Representatives walked students in their social studies and Senior Seminar classes through the voter registration process and provided information about primary elections versus general elections and what selecting a party affiliation means. In total, 139 TZHS students registered to vote!