More than 50 first-time voters cast their ballots in Georgia’s presidential primary Wednesday at the Bryan County Administration Building.
The first-time voters, who are students at Richmond Hill High School, filled the county commission chambers, where early voting is taking place.
Richmond Hill High School U.S. government teacher Russ Carpenter said 55 students made the trip to vote.
“This is something they’re always going to remember, and I told them, this is really cool that you’re turning 18 in an election year, and it’s even more cool that you’re turning 18 in a crazy election year,” he said.
Miranda Church, 18, said she comes from a military family and has always been involved in politics, and that to be a part of the voting process is huge for her.
“I never really imagined this day coming, and now that I’ve voted, I feel like I’ve made a difference and actually had a part in this,” she said.
The final day of voting in the Georgia presidential primary is March 1.
For more, see BryanCountyNews.com and the March 3 edition of the News.