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Lexington Area High Schools Will See Voter Registration Drives This Week


All five Lexington area high schools will be the focus of voter registration efforts this week.  Kentucky is part of a 50 state effort to register voters before the November election.  Tuesday has been declared National Voter Registration Day.  Lexington League of Women Voters' Vice President Cindy Heine says some teenagers may not realize the timing of their voter eligibility.  "This is a way to let students know that if they will be 18 by Election day they can register and they can vote.  It's also a way to remind students by just being on the campuses of the importance of voting, the importance of registering," said Heine.

While the high-profile contest for a U.S. Senate seat has featured a great deal of attack ads,  Heine says there's been less negativity so far in many local races.  The organization is urging newly-registered voters to pay attention to candidates' positions on issues, not rhetoric.  "I would hope that the tone in the more local races, which has been really, much less aggressive and controversial, would help voters including students want to register," explained Heine.

Voter registration will take place at Tates Creek and Henry Clay high schools Monday and at Bryan Station, Dunbar, and Lafayette Tuesday.  ?

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