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Lincoln-Way East social sciences to help register students to vote
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

From Monday, October 3, 2016 until Friday, October 8, 2016 the Lincoln-Way East social science department will help students register to vote. Students who will be 18 years of age before November 8, 2016 are encouraged to register during their lunch period.

The goal of the Voter Registration Drive is to encourage every eligible voter to voice his or her opinion in the election.

Civics classes created posters to raise awareness, and AP U.S. Government students were trained to help other students register online. The students will be available during lunch periods every day this week, and will use iPads to help their classmates register.

In order to vote in the upcoming presidential election, students must be a United States Citizen, must be 18 years old on or before the date of the General Election, and must be a resident of their Precinct.

“The most underrepresented group of voters are 18 to 24, and since online registration is relatively new in Will County, we wanted to show our older students how easy and important it is to participate in democracy,” says social science department chair, Michelle Graham.