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To our young voters | Susan Hansen

Leader letters to the editor
Dear young people,
It is no secret that I believe your elders have failed you in so many ways. Your opportunity to take measures into your own hands at the voting polls is upon you, but you must first register to vote.
You may register to vote now, online at elections.wi.gov/voters/first-time, or in person if you will turn 18 before the November election. The same is true for the other two upcoming elections, the spring nonpartisan on April 7 for mayor, school board, etc., and the presidential preference, where you help choose which Democrat or Republican you want to vote in November, and May 12 to choose a new 7th Congressional District representative.
If you wish to register at the county courthouse or county clerk’s office, you may do so until April 3. But it is best to register by March 16 when poll books are going to be printed. 
To vote in Wisconsin you must first register to vote. You can start the registration process online at My Vote WI: myvote.wi.gov. You can also register in person at your local municipal clerk’s office, at your county clerk’s office, with a special registration deputy, or at the polling place on election day.
All voters must submit proof of residence with their voter registration. Some civics teachers are taking their students on a field trip to their county courthouse to help students become empowered to exercise their voting voice.
I’m sorry we adults have failed you and hope you take charge of your future.
Susan Hansen
Shell Lake


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