Tri-County Tech political clubs to sponsor voter registration drive

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Tri-County Technical College’s Student Democrats and Student Republicans Clubs will sponsor a voter registration drive Wednesday, March 14, at the Pendleton Campus. The event will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Student Café. Several upstate candidates for political offices are expected to attend.

This is a student-centered event, said Mary Geren, advisor for the Student Democrats Club. “The purpose of this event is to register new voters, inform all voters of current voting rules and regulations and to allow prospective voters the opportunity to meet some candidates and learn about the issues,” said Geren.

The College extended the invitation to all candidates and to date, the following individuals have confirmed their attendance: Rick Clark, a Republican candidate for Pickens County Sheriff; Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, who is running for re-election; Cason Gaither, Democrat candidate for 3rd Congressional District; and Jeanne Van den Hurk, a Democrat candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. They will meet students and answer questions they may have:

“We’ve also invited a representative from the Anderson County Election Office to answer questions about voter procedures and regulations,” said Geren.