HISD will launch its Voter Registration Drive at all of the district’s high schools Thursday. According to information obtained by News 92 FM, the campus-based voter registration drive is serving as an effort to teach students the importance of voting and participating in the democratic process.
HISD is slated to kick off the drive Thursday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Waltrip High School. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier says that voting is truly an important event and those citizens that are able to vote must do so. HISD is committed to eradicating low voter turn out: “Texas had one of the lowest voter turnouts in the country for young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 in 2008, and it is our responsibility as a district to change those statistics,” Grier said in a statement.