How students can vote in the Presidential election

2016 is an exciting year for students if they are 18 years old. They will finally be able to participate in the Presidential election on Tuesday, November 8.

  In order for students to take part in the excitement, they have to register by October 11. They can register in one of two ways. The first way is to go to and print out the “Register to Vote” form. It is simple to fill out, and students will need to mail in the form to the Franklin County Board of Elections when they’re done.

  The second way students can register to vote is to head on down to government teacher Amy Messick’s room or the main office and grab the same form that can be found online. Again, students will need to fill it out and mail it in to the Franklin County Board of Elections. The main office will mail the form for students as well.

  Students have two options when it comes to the actual voting. They can request an absentee ballot, a ballot that voters can fill out at home to save time, before November 8. Students can also go to the location designated to them by the Franklin County Board of Elections when the big day rolls around. Students will be able to give their opinion on who the next President of the United States will be, along with things like Issue 58 and local officials. It is an exciting time to be 18, so make sure to register to vote.

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