More than 30 Forsyth County students assist in preparations for the Nov.
Throughout October, high school students
from various Forsyth County schools have assisted the Forsyth County Board of
Elections with preparing polling locations ahead of the Nov. 3 General and
On various Saturdays, students have helped
with the sorting and packing of COVID-19 supplies and preparing other needed
materials that will be used at polling places.
The supplies assembled include over
10,000 individual packages of gloves, individual packages of hand sanitizer
wipes, PPE masks and various documents used at the polls, among other items.
“We were thrilled to have these students
volunteer their time and effort,” said Assistant Secretary and Republican
Representative to the Board of Elections Joel Natt. “Considering the amount of
extra work needed for the County to conduct a successful 2020 election season during
unique circumstances, we needed to look outside our normal resource pool to
help us prepare.”
Dozens of students, representing the
majority of high schools in the County, participated in the volunteer opportunities.
In addition to the students help, the Forsyth
County Voter Registrations and Elections Department has received assistance
from other County departments including Senior Services, Information Systems
and Technology, the Fire Department, the Sheriff’s Office and others in preparations
ahead of the election season.
“Without the help of the students and
other various departments in Forsyth County, we do not think we could have
accomplished everything we needed to for this election,” said Chairwoman for
the Board of Elections Barbara Luth.
Volunteer students will again be
assisting the Forsyth County Board of Elections on Saturday, Oct. 24.