The LowCountry 9/12ers registered voters every Saturday in September at the Summerville Farmers Market. Coordinators Bonnie and Bob Meriam have done a great job, and we reached many new voters as well as people who moved within the state. Kendra from the Sign Station contributed a sign pointing people to the table.
Bill Bates talks about his project at CSU:
“First, I would like to thank Barbara Bates, Jeff Reuer, Bob Becker, Linda Ensor, Carol Memery, and Sallie Ramos for their help in conducting what I consider to be a very successful event.
We spent Friday and Wednesday 11:00 to 1:30 in the CSU Cafeteria. During that time we came into contact with several hundred students which led to the registration of at least 70 students. All forms have been either hand delivered or place in the mail.
I would like to add that it was an extremely pleasant experience. Just about all of the students and that we came in contact with were very cheerful, friendly, and respectful. We had many thank us for being there. CSU should be very proud of their student body. I was very surprised at the number of students who were already registered and either already made arrangements for obtaining their absentee ballots.
The staff was very supportive and helpful. We found that the food was delicious and also that the cafeteria was open to the general public and the price is right. If you get a chance stop by and enjoy a good meal and observe some really fine young people.”
Bill and Barbara also registered new voters at Stratford HS, River Bluff Baptist Church, and Northwoods Academy, which brings the total of registrations to over a hundred.