A busload of Richmond Hill High School students went on a short field trip May 6 to cast ballots in early voting, this time for Bryan County local elections. Students also did the same before the March 1 presidential primary.
"Part of the Georgia standards for their U.S. government course involves promotion of civic participation," social studies teacher Russ Carpenter said. "Since voting is the basis of community involvement, it’s an excellent way to teach the curriculum."
About 25 students went to the Bryan County Administration Building, 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive, to participate.
"Each year, RHHS government teachers register approximately 300 new voters," Carpenter said. "When possible, we take the students to the polls in an effort to foster a lifelong practice of voting."
Early voting for the May 24 primary began May 2 and runs through Friday. Voters may cast ballots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays either at the County Administration Building in south Bryan or in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Bryan County Courthouse, 151 College St. in Pembroke.