National Voter Registration Day was a success in Warren County, according to Phyllis Wright, president of the local League of Women Voters.
Volunteers and members of the Warren League of Women Voters were able to register or approximately 71 Warren County residents to vote and helped answer questions about the voting process for nearly 350 more on Tuesday.
Many residents had questions about where they cast their ballot; some changed addresses and some requested contact information for legislators in Warren County.
"The League of Women Voters does not take a specific stand related to any personality but we we'll discuss some major issues with them," Wright said about the general election in November. "And the major problem is they just don't know how it's going to affect them. They may read, but they don't know how it's really going to affect them. Will I still have medical care? ...what will be the percentage of taxes that will change?... all we can do is give them reference materials. That's our goal, to bring information to the people to make decisions."
Other topics of concern at the registration sites including Social Security, health care, and super PACs, Wright said.
A common question asked at registration sites in the city was "where do I vote?"
With six different polling places in the City of Warren, Wright said the question is a common but important one for voters.
Setting up registration sites outside the city in more rural areas like Spring Creek and Grand Valley gave residents the chance to register and ask questions without having to travel to registration sites in the city.
Some residents who talked with a volunteer at one of the 14 locations were concerned about the new voter ID law and what voters have to do to comply with the requirements that have changed as recently as Tuesday, Wright said.
"The information has changed so they don't know the proper things they need to get a voter ID card, not necessarily a non-license identification card," Wright said.
Wright said a site was set up at Warren Area High School to help students who are eligible to vote register for the election.
There was a "very good response in Warren High School" and more registration sites are planned for Eisenhower Middle High School, Youngsville High School, Warren County Christian School and Tidioute Community Charter School within the coming weeks, she said.
To volunteer or become a member with the LWV, contact Sharon Albrecht, LWV membership chair, at 723-5872 or Phyllis Wright at 726-1198.