Posted: Sep 19, 2012 5:59 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 5:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- This year your going to the ballot box can mean more than just a vote thanks to the new "Honor Vets" program instated by the Secretary of State.
The program aims to encourage voters to go to the polls in honor of the men and women who fight for that freedom.
"If you only go to vote for the only reason to show respect for the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice, to give you this right that we just take for granted in this country, that's enough reason to vote," said Secretary of State Tom Schedler.
Voters who chose to honor a vet with their vote will receive bumper sticker, a lapel pin, and a certificate to give to their veteran.
"It gives us an opportunity to go vote and it makes us feel like we're doing something extra while voting, and it may give some people a good reason to vote," said Troy Coco, an Air Force veteran.
You can begin online registration for the program on October 1st at the www.sos.la.gov.