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BHS seniors excited to vote for President (Audio included)

Seniors who have already turned 18 are ready to vote in the November election. General election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th.

Social Studies department teachers Mr. Robinson and Mr. Hogan and Assistant Principal Mr. Spirko are preparing students to vote.

Pictured Left: Seniors Whitney Rader (left) and Julia Hunt are excited to vote in the upcoming election.

The teachers worked to identify all seniors who have turned 18 and helped them register to vote. They distributed registration cards and discussed issues that will be on the ballot.

BHS staff feels it is important to help students register to vote now to encourage them to exercise this right in the future.

Seniors with the opportunity to vote say they are excited to participate in our government and think that it is important to educate themselves on the issues and candidates in order to be educated voters.

Many college students utilized the absentee voting option that allows them to vote early since they will be unable to get to the polls on the general election day.

Most notable in this election is the presidential race between Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The twenty-sixth amendment to the U.S. Constitution lowered the voting age to 18. It was adopted on July 1, 1971. Ohio ratified the amendment on June 30, 1971.

Listen to Whitney Rader talk about who she plans to vote for in the presidential election.

Listen to Julia Hunt discuss why she is excited to vote.

To see a list of issues to appear on the November ballot in Logan County, go to

http://electionsonthe.net/oh/logan/filings/issues.pdf

To see a list of the candidates to appear on the November ballot for Logan County, go to

http://electionsonthe.net/oh/logan/filings/cands.pdf

To see a list of issues and candidates for Champaign County voters, visit

http://www.electionsonthe.net/oh/champaign/notices/FWAB.pdf

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