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Local groups host voter registration events

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - 

It’s your voice, your vote! Mid-term elections in 2018 may seem far away but groups in Michiana want people to register today for National Voter Registration Day.

The League of Women Voters is hoping to encourage students to be involved in the civic process. The League will hand out buttons and stickers at John Adams High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students will also be able to register to vote or learn more about the voting process and upcoming elections.

The director of voter registration with The League, Nancy Johnson, said it is never too early to help students become involved in the process.

“Every vote is important, and their individual vote is important,” said Johnson. Many elections are swayed by one or two or three votes. It’s happened many times in our history. That means it’s so important for everyone to get out and vote and to get their voice heard.”

Johnson says the goal isn’t to tell students how to vote, but to stress the importance of voting.

“We never support any particular candidate or any particular party,” she said. “We just want people to educate themselves on the issues and the candidates and to register to vote, and to get out and vote.”

Just across the street, inside Wiekamp Hall at Indiana University South Bend, two clubs will also be registering people to vote.

The American Democracy Project and Political Science Club of IUSB will register IUSB students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The public is also welcome to stop by to register to vote, check registration status, find polling locations or find information about the upcoming election in May 2018.

Those tables will be set up inside Wiekamp in the hallway outside DW 1001.

Registration information can also be found online.

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