Posted on August 15, 2008
On August 15th, 2008, KAVC delivered 22 new voter registration applications to the Board of Election in Queens.
It was the last day to hand in the voter registration applications for upcoming New York State Primaries on September 9th, 2008. The 22 new voter registration applications had been collected from Korean American community in Flushing for the past 3 weeks. The clerk in the office said that this year there were a lot of Korean Americans who signed in the voter registration forms. We heard that there was a progress in the number of Korean American signing up every year. This is a good sign, because this shows that more Korean people are getting aware of the importance of registering for the election and gaining more power and authority by contributing to the U.S. politics.
Despite all the achievements that Korean American people made, we were told that there were more registrations from the Chinese community than the Korean community on that day. This shows that the Korean community still has to try harder and get more people involved in the election.