Hagerstown youth visit the polls

Election Maryland

Hagerstown residents like Ashley Benoit were in and out in a matter of minutes on election day at the Girls Inc. of Washington County. 

She brings her three children every year to teach them at an early age the power of casting their votes when they are eligible.

“We are trying to explain just that you know we are trying to determine who our leaders are in our country and that’s important because they make a lot of the big decisions for our country,” said Benoit.

Toy Trent works for the Washington County Board of Education as a bus aide. She brought her two granddaughters for the first time so they can learn how voting will shape their future.

“It really hits home now, how important voting is,” said Trent. 

After coming to the polls with her grandmother, Bella Ray, 6, says she will definitely cast her vote once she turns 18.

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