Clerks help dozens of students register to vote

Posted at 9:55 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 11:45:32-05

State law requires people to vote in the precinct where their home address is located. But that can be a problem for kids who go away to college.

On Wednesday, clerks from Mason, Vevay, Aurelius, and Alaiedon townships were at Mason High School. By registering to vote face-to-face with a clerk instead of getting signed up by a volunteer group, students will be allowed to vote absentee in their first election.

JoAnne Kern, Vevay Township Clerk, said it makes it easy for kids headed off to college next fall.

"We have found as clerks if we come here and we're proactive to help them register to vote face-to-face then they won't have an issue with getting an absentee ballot in the fall when they're gone away to college."

The clerks got 68 students signed up for the November election. That's 8 more than last year. The deadline to register for the March 8th primary is Monday, February 8.