Young Voters In Topeka Learn Power Of Their Vote

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-Students at Topeka High took their first steps toward choosing our nation's next president.

With the election date just over six weeks away, The League of Women Voters is touring Topeka Area High Schools through next week in attempt to let the youth voice be heard.

High School students turning 18 years old by November 6th listened to reasons why their vote for either party is important.

Organizers of the registration drive say regardless of who a young voter chooses, it's important for their vote to be heard and counted.

"One quarter of the electorate is made up of the youth vote 18-29 year olds and that is alot of power. I think sometimes that group gets busy or pre-occupied and they think their vote doesn't count so the League of Women Voters and other organizations are trying to reverse that," said Bernadett Forge, member of the L.W.V.

Students also learned the importance of researching each candidate and weighing which issues are most important to them before casting their ballots.

The registration deadline for all voters in Kansas is October 16th.

You need to show a drivers' license or other identification when you go to the polls for this election.

A complete list of acceptable forms of id can be found at www.voteks.org or click on the link from this page.


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