Eckerd Kids’ Project Bridge takes a field trip to the Tampa Supervisor of Elections Office for Hillsborough County.

In October, Project Bridge had a field trip to the Tampa Supervisor of Elections Office for Hillsborough County.

This field trip finished out our Civics and Government Unit that explored the Constitution, Amendments, Bill of Rights, Branches of Government, Elections, Voters Registration, and Why Vote.

Just in time for the extended voter’s registration, GED Student Adrian T. met with Mr. Kramer for a behind the scenes tour of the office and warehouse. The tour included a look at the media room where results will be posted during election night, the machines that count the ballots, the processing area for the vote by mail ballots, and the warehouse where all the supplies were packed and ready to be shipped to the voting precincts.  Our tour ended with a question and answer session in the board room. At the end of the discussion, our eighteen year old student wanted to register!