Harrison County

Circuit clerk visits schools to register teen voters

PHOTO COURTESY CONNIE LADNER 
 Connie Ladner, right, is one of three generations of Harrison County circuit clerks who recently posed for this picture. Webb Lee, left served from 1964 to 1991. Gayle Parker, center, served from 1992 to 2015.
PHOTO COURTESY CONNIE LADNER Connie Ladner, right, is one of three generations of Harrison County circuit clerks who recently posed for this picture. Webb Lee, left served from 1964 to 1991. Gayle Parker, center, served from 1992 to 2015.

A total of 193 students registered to vote Thursday after Harrison County's new circuit clerk spoke to nearly 300 seniors at Harrison Central High School.

Connie Ladner said it was her second visit on a high school campus to educate seniors on the voting process since she took office Jan. 4. Last week, she visited Long Beach High, where about 70 students registered to vote.

She and her deputy clerks plan to visit other area high schools.

Ladner said her campus meetings aim to inform students of the deadline to register to vote, election dates and how to vote by absentee ballot if they will be leaving for college.

Ladner also announced that a Facebook page named Circuit Clerk of Harrison County will be available in a couple of weeks. She said the page is "for informational purposes only" to share election dates and other information involving the different departments in her office.

Ladner worked for years under former Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker, who retired after 23 years in office.

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