Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33/Fox 44)
With early voting set to begin tomorrow, Baton Rouge City Constable Terrica Williams and some of her staff spent the day getting people registered to vote. Set up at Local Union 99 on Government Street, they worked alongside the young ladies of Beta Delta Tau Youth Sorrority, Inc. to give locals the opportunity to get registered.
Williams says Beta Delta Tau youth ladies volunteered with her at an event a few weeks ago. And they later reached out to her looking to do the voter registration drive for our city. She thought it was a great idea and seized the opportunity to help.
“It’s a great feeling to know young kids really understand how important it is to vote,” Constable Williams told us today.
As for the young ladies involved, most of them aren’t even old enough to vote yet. But they tell us they can’t wait to be able to make their vote count.
“I feel like one vote can change a lot,” Carleajhia Williams said of the prospect of voting. “One vote could be the difference between somebody getting into office that could help us instead of somebody who could hurt us. And we just want what’s best for our community.”
If you’re not registered to vote and would like to register, you can do it online at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office. Just click here.