Plymouth: Officials recognize “Kids Voting” in town

The Plymouth Board of Selectmen issue a proclamation commending the efforts of “Kids Voting”.

At the Selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night, Kathy Babini, Social Studies Coordinator for the Plymouth Public Schools, accepted the proclamation from Selectman Chairman Matt Muratore:

“It’s a certificate in recognition of Kids Voting. Here in Plymouth, we’ve been a Kids Voting community since 1996 for all the major presidential elections—to be able to have the kids go to the precinct with their parents or an adult on election day to vote.”

In addition to the candidate’s names, the Kids Voting ballot shows pictures of the candidates:

“The students go to the polls, their own precinct; they sign in and then they go in with their Kids Voting ballot and then we tally up all their ballots after the fact. We also have the Phyllis Hughes trophy, which goes to the school with the highest percentage of voters.”

Volunteers are needed on Election Day at each of the town’s 15 precincts. Anyone interested can call Kathy Babini at  508-830-4300.

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Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.