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Pendleton County League of Women Voters Registers First Time Voters

Pendleton County League of Women Voters President Shawn Nordheim, Secretary Melissa Miller and Treasurer Wendy Harrison recently registered Pendleton County High School students to vote. The voter registration event occurred during lunchtime on May 23 at the high school. Thirty students became new registered voters.

Consistently, fewer eligible young Pendleton County citizens are registered to vote than that of any other age group. Of those young citizens who are registered to vote, the majority do not take advantage of the opportunity to do so.

Voter registration is one of the key activities of the Pendleton County League. The league will work to register not only young citizens but also all age groups of citizens who are not registered to vote. To register to vote in Kentucky, one must be at least 18 years of age by the next election, must be a citizen of the U.S. and a resident of the state.

The League plans both annual fall and spring voter registration drives to register as many new voters as possible.

The Pendleton County League of Women Voters is a chapter of the State and National League of Women Voters. The Pendleton County League is a nonpartisan civic organization that encourages the informed and active participation of Pendleton County citizens in the electoral process, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and promotes civic engagement in the community through voter education and advocacy.

The Pendleton County League welcomes women and men who would like to become involved with this organization, either as a member at large or perhaps as a future member of the board of directors. The time commitment is not significant, but the benefits of involvement to the community are substantial. If you would like more information or if you would like to join the Pendleton County League of Women Voters, you may contact Shawn Nordheim, president at smnordheim@aol.com, Bill Mitchell, staff at bill.mitchell@nkadd.org or Melissa Miller, secretary at redden0117@aol.com.

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