Drive-thru voter registration held in Meridian

Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 4:41 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - As the election nears, local organizations are making a push to get residents registered to vote before November.

A drive-up voter registration drive was held outside of the Meridian Freedom Project building Saturday. The goal was to educate those registering on the importance of voting, all while being able to stay in their vehicles. Members of the Meridian Freedom Project urge everyone that hasn’t registered to vote to do so, and to educate themselves on this year’s choices for president and other positions.

We want everybody to know that, just as in the past, young people have been a major catalyst to change throughout the Civil Rights Movement and getting the right to vote. They are not voters yet. They are not old enough yet. They know the value and they’re doing whatever they can to make sure that not only are they preserving the right to vote, but helping others do it as well, said Terrance Roberts, director of literacy for the Meridian Freedom Project.

The Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities as well as the League of Women Voters also helped out with Saturday’s event.

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