Ben Hill students register to vote

Ben Hill County High School tudent Cameron Fish and Katy Griffin registering for the first time on the new smartphone app. / Fitzgerald Herald Leader

Students at Ben Hill County High School met with election board officials to get information on the two new ways to register to vote here in Georgia.

One method of registering is online through the Secretary of State's website.

The other way to register is through an application on both iPhone and Android phones called GAvotes.

The only thing the students need is a valid Georgia driver's license.

Cindi Dunlap, Ben Hill County Election Supervisor says, "that app will again be able to help them pull up that information to see where they need to be going, what the election dates are, and be able to view their ballot, as well as get questions answered a little bit easier than having to come down to the office."