Invitation to Democracy: Seniors encouraged to register to vote (video)

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Dallas ISD seniors are being encouraged to register to vote in time for the presidential primary election on March 1, 2016.

The last day to register to vote in the primary election is Monday, Feb. 1. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is among the groups encouraging seniors to register to vote.

“That is the way (students) get their voices heard, they are able to elect their officials and take part in being an American citizen,” LULAC representative Magda Cruz said.

Cruz said a common misconception among students is that they have to be 18 years old to vote. In reality, they need to be 17 years and 10 months to register. Here are some of the other requirements:

  • You must register to vote in the county where you live;
  • You must be a citizen of the United States;

Each high school has a lead teacher who is the point person to provide and collect voter registration forms.

“It is important for (students) to vote so they can exercise their civic duty so they have a voice in our democracy in the United States and participate in choosing their elected officials that govern the United States,” said Danielle Jones, a social studies coach at Bryan Adams High School.

For more information on registering to vote and the upcoming election, visit http://www.dallascountyvotes.org.

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