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Student Council Puts on Voter Registration Drive


Student Council, led by history teacher Ms. Fishman, and along with the PTA and the League of Women Voters, will be putting on a voter registration drive for juniors and seniors on Feb. 3 and 4.

Students need to bring their driver’s license or the last four digits of their social security number and a picture of their birth certificate or passport, which shows proof of citizenship.

The voter registration drive will allow sixteen and seventeen year-olds to register early, as well as eighteen-year-olds to register normally. After any eighteen-year-old has been officially registered, they can vote in all elections, either citywide or national.

Though this event usually happens annually, Fishman almost canceled it this year because of a law passed in Kansas that requires students to have proof of citizenship. It wasn’t known at first the the proof of citizenship could be a picture of a birth certificate or passport, meaning students would have had to bring those documents to school.

“I didn’t want to be responsible for it,” Fishman said.

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