COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus teen is going above and beyond to encourage his classmates and other young voters to get to the polls, as early voting is in full swing for a slew of Muscogee positions like sheriff and school board seats.
"During the last two primaries going on I've been taking a lot of friends and family to come vote, well over a hundred," said David Smith who has taken on the challenge of packing the polls.
This includes friends and family who need a ride to cast their ballot, or who need a nudge to vote at all.
"It's a combination of different people, it is people who need a ride to the polls, my friends who don't have that ride. It's also people who need a little nudge. Young people have a bad tendency not to go out and vote, not to care about local elections but I try to instill in them, I say hey this is an important race whoever you vote for."