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RJ Reynolds High School student ramps up efforts encouraging residents to vote

This initiative is part of a campaign to encourage younger generations to get involved in civic efforts.

WStoday: Reynolds high school student Clara Bryant-Prosterman holds poster that reads "When we all vote, my school votes."

Bryant-Prosterman says she felt inspired to take on this project with the support of her teacher, Mr. Wiley.

Photo by Clara Bryant-Prosterman

While she can’t cast a ballot yet, one Winston-Salem 16-year-old is ramping up efforts to get 200 people to register to vote by Nov. 1.

Clara Bryant-Prosterman is a student ambassador with My School Votes, which is part of “When We All Vote” organization — a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness around voting. The RJ Reynolds High School student is working with local communities and her school to get eligible voters involved in elections. Bryant-Prosterman says taking part of this project ensure that she still has a voice.

“Registering to vote is an easy process [...] and even as teenagers we can still be involved in the political process,” Bryant-Prosterman said.

You can register to vote through Reynolds High School’s online portal, which will count towards Bryant-Prosterman’s goal. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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