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Young Voters

"'Are you trying to get registered to vote?' Ruth Dixon asks a student venturing shyly toward the League of Women Voters of Alameda’s table in the quad at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School at the end of a noisy lunchtime rush. When the 17-year-old student nods, Dixon whisks her into a chair and hands her a pen and a voter registration form."

"Jayme Montgomery wasn't messing around. As state director of the Wisconsin League of Young Voters, she asked a small gathering of Mount Mary College students at a voter registration forum to cast ballots on the issues most important to them. ... In order to vote, students had to show ID.... 'I bring up the voter ID because I think it provides a concrete way that the vote is suppressed,' she said .... 'Politics is about choices, getting choices and decisions made,' she said. 'You either decide, or it will be decided for you.'"

"Claire Wilson, director of Voter Outreach for the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, conducted two voter information workshops in Park Rapids last week. ... The Park Rapids League of Women Voters arranged for Wilson to speak with Park Rapids and Menahga school seniors and with new voters."

"A total of 1,679 York students from 63 social studies classes participated in the mock election Oct. 3, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the York Social Studies Department."

"Elmhurst’s League of Women Voters will be at Glenbard East on Oct. 2 to help local election authorities and Glenbard teachers and students run the election."

"The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of the U.S. (LWV) is sponsoring a national program called Power the Vote to register citizens for the fall general election Nov. 6. In support of the get-out-the-vote efforts, Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the national organization, is making an 11-state swing through the U.S., including a stop in Kansas City [MO]. She will participate in a League of Women Voters September 24 voter registration drive held at Center High School from 11:45 to 12:45."Read more here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/28185/#storylink=cpy

 

“The League of Women Voters of New Hampshire and four college students, represented by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, sued the state yesterday, alleging that newly implemented voter registration requirements effectively create a poll tax and prevent students from voting.”

 

“Western Michigan University students will Rock the Vote Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Campus Flagpoles and in front of the Bernhard Center. ... 2 to 6 p.m.—Student volunteers and members of the Kalamazoo Area League of Women Voters will staff voter registration tables at the Bernhard Center and Campus Flagpoles.”

“Wisconsin students and young voters got a big boost on Tuesday when the state board overseeing elections adopted a policy allowing people registering to vote on Election Day in November to present identifying documents from a laptop or portable digital device.”

“With the November election just around the corner, the League of Women Voters of Vigo County [IN]...marked 92 years since women won the constitutional right to vote. ... Close to 200 people, many Indiana State University students, marched across the ISU campus Monday afternoon marking the anniversary.”