Secretary of State speaks with students about importance of voting
Secretary of State Sam Reed visits Columbia Basin College this morning to speak with students about the importance of November's election.
Reed believes this year's election is particularly exciting because we a have a presidential election and an open governor's seat.
He also says it looks like the controversial gay marriage law will go before voters as well.
Reed says 18 - 24 year olds are by far the most under-represented age group in elections, and he's hoping to change that.
"So this is the year. They not only need to register and vote, but to really get engaged. They ought to be able to find candidates or issues they get excited about. So I'm encouraging them to do exactly that" said Reed.
This is Reed's last election as Secretary of State - he retires in January.