Starting the voting process

VOTING DAY

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KIMT NEWS 3 — Election Day is more than a month away, but now is the time to get registered to vote.

Several groups from across the country are joining forces today for National Voter Registration Day.

They’re reaching out to millions of unregistered voters, and making sure they know all the ways they can get registered in time for November.

Local lawmakers say it’s a way to make sure your voice is heard.
“If you’re a voter, you’re actually somebody who is participating in a process,” State Representative Jeanne Poppe (DFL) Austin said. “So, you’re somebody who is going to go to the polls and say this is what I believe in, this is the person I would like to support, and these are the values I cherish.”

Studies show in 2008, six million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.

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