Newport Information holds drive-thru voter registration occasion

The occasion runs from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Jefferson Avenue.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The worth of voting is without doubt one of the few issues unchanged the pandemic.

On Saturday, March 6, group organizers are internet hosting a drive-thru voter registration and candidate petition signing in Newport Information, months forward of the June main elections in Virginia. 

The occasion makes use of the previous parking zone of a now-vacant lodge at 10451 Jefferson Avenue. Folks will be capable of drive up, verify their voter registration standing, and in addition find out about Democratic candidates vying for varied races within the upcoming elections all whereas staying inside their automobile. 

Yugonda Pattern-Jones, with the group Empower All, says the occasion is about ensuring voter turnout does not decelerate due to the pandemic.

“We’re making an attempt to create avenues of fairness, and a type of avenues is the political panorama,” Pattern-Jones mentioned. 

In response to information from the Virginia Division of Elections, greater than 75,000 individuals within the metropolis of Newport Information voted through the 2016 Presidential election. That quantity elevated to greater than 80,000 for the 2020 Presidential election. 

“It is a good way to maintain individuals protected, when you think about drive-thru’s for quick meals are full daily,” Latoya Breckenridge with the Newport Information Democratic Metropolis Committee mentioned. 

Serving to Each Minority Prosper (H.E.M.P) joins Empower All and NNDCC is internet hosting the occasion. 

It runs from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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