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Local high school students working to get out the vote

Carolina Forest High School students created a Facebook page called "Vote for the Forest"  (Source: Ruby Durham) Carolina Forest High School students created a Facebook page called "Vote for the Forest" (Source: Ruby Durham)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Students at Carolina Forest High School are trying to get people to vote in the most populated area in Horry County.

Students found out that Carolina Forest is bigger than Myrtle Beach, but has one of the lowest voting turnout communities in the county.

So they made up a project called Vote for the Forest.

This project is made up of students in Jonathon Iagulli's Advanced Placement government class.

The goal is to motivate people in the Carolina Forest community to vote.

The students even created a Facebook page to update people on changes in polls, what to do if you're not sure where you need to vote, and other information that you need to know leading up to the big day.

Some of the students in the class think more people would vote if they understood how important their vote really is.

Some of the students think people are focusing so much on the presidential nominees, they're forgetting about the changes that need to be made here, that start with local representatives.

"They’re so torn on which side to go to that they're not focusing on the fact that sometimes the President can’t come to South Carolina or Carolina Forest and fix some of the things locally and that’s what really important," Carolina Forest High School Student Emily Rybak said.

On Monday, Carolina Forest High School students will be out in front of neighborhoods in the Carolina Forest area with signs encouraging you to vote.

Before you go vote, it's important that you make sure you're going to the right place and have the right items so the process can be as smooth as possible.

If you're registered, but still not sure where to vote you need to go to the polling place in your precinct.

There are 114 precincts in Horry County and yours specifically will be determined by where you live.

Your precinct and polling place is listed on your voter registration card.

Another place you can look on is www.scvotes.org, just click find my polling place.

You can also see a sample ballot to see the candidates that will appear on your ballot.

When you go to vote you'll need to have one of these photo IDs: South Carolina driver’s license, SC DMV ID card, SC voter registration card (with photo), federal military ID or United States passport, according to scvotes.org

Right now people are counting on the young and old to go out and vote.

"Understand who’s going to be in office, and who’s going to be representing you because if you’re unaware of who’s representatives and just going off what people tell you then you’re not voting who you should be voting," Rybak said.

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and as long as you're in line by 7:00 p.m. you will still be allowed to vote.

Until 5:00 p.m. Monday you can still vote absentee if you have a reason at the voter’s registration office in Conway.

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