Leo / Monday, October 23, 2006 / Categories: 2006 Supervisor of Elections iVote Project Is A Success West Palm Beach, Fla. – October 16, 2006 – The Supervisor of Elections Office is proud to announce the completion of it’s 4th iVote Project, High School Voter Registration Drive which was conducted Sept. 11 through 15 in South County and Sept. 18 through 22 in North County. High Schools across the county participated in the drive which registered and pre-registered 3,210 students. This brings the grand total since the inception of the program in May 2005 to 8,684 students registered. The Elections Office also received interest in poll worker volunteering from over 300 students from various high schools. Partnering with the League of Women Voters, Democrat Executive Committees’ VOICE, PBC Republican Party, other local organizations, and the cooperation of High School Faculty, most students were given a brief civics lesson, shown how to use the voting machines and those 17 and up were then registered in their classrooms. Others were registered at tables during lunch period. Each registrant was given a specially designed “iVote” red, white and blue silicon bracelet. The bi-annual iVote Project was brought to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office under the leadership of Adina Serell. “We originally started this program at the high school level with the intention of registering every qualified senior in Palm Beach County,” said Serell. “This year, while continuing that effort, we expanded the goal to reach out to local college students as well.” The college voter registration drive took place as FAU in Boca Raton as well as various PBCC campuses and registered 229 students with ten poll worker inquiries and eight absentee ballot requests. “This outreach proved to be an important point in the evolution of the program,” Serell said. “We found a lot of interest from the faculty and students alike, which is always encouraging.” For more information on The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office, the iVote Project, or to volunteer for a paid poll worker position please visit www.pbcelections.org or call (561) 656-6200. One Voice Becomes Many, Vote! Previous Article Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Clarifies and Addresses Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District Election Next Article Limited Parallel Elections Program A Success Print 28 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.