Hye Votes Registers Hundreds At Navasartian Games

HYE VOTES REGISTERS HUNDREDS AT NAVASARTIAN GAMES

Asbarez
Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Some of the Hye Votes volunteers at Navasartian

VAN NUYS-Hundreds of Armenian-American registered to vote through Hye
Votes, the ongoing voter registration initiative of the Armenian
National Committee of America-Western Region, during the five-day
Navasaratian Games and Festival.

Young Hye Votes volunteers, including ANCA-WR Executive Interns, were
omnipresent throughout the Games, wearing t-shirts and crisscrossing
the grounds with clipboards ready to register any willing and eligible
individual.

Future Hye Voter
The Navsartian Games and Festival, which has become an annual
tradition for the Los Angeles Armenian community, attracts thousands
of attendees. The Games, the largest Armenian athletic event outside
of Armenia, culminate in a closing ceremony which this year had
present a number of notable figures in government, including
Congressmen Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, Los Angeles City
Councilman Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel,
and candidates for California State Assembly Adrin Nazarian and Greg
Krikorian.

Few, if any, attendees did not know about the voter registration
program, either having been approached by a Hye Votes volunteer,
seeing the balloons tied to every chair at the Festival, or hearing
one of the many announcements from the stage.

“The significant level of excitement about Hye Votes and especially
about seeing young people actively involved in registering new voters
was evident among the Festival’s attendees,” said Tereza Yerimyan,
External Affairs Deputy of the ANCA-WR. She continued, “This was the
first large event we attended with Hye Votes and we intend to register
thousands more new voters in the coming months.”

Hye Votes is a project of the ANCA-Western Region to encourage higher
civic participation in the community through voter registration and
voting. Individuals who have not registered to vote or have moved
residences since their last registration may register online.

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