Whitman Students Sign Up to Vote for First Time

The League of Women Voters of Huntington and Supervisor Ed Smyth helped eligible students at Walt Whitman High School register to vote on Wednesday.

The students had a breakfast, heard encouragement on the value of voting, and filled out paperwork to become voters for the first time.

According to the state Board of Elections, new voters must:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18)
  • resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election
  • not be in prison for a felony conviction;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.


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