It’s time to register to vote

By GRACE RUIZ staff writer
September 27, 2016

With the presidential election only weeks away, people are registering to vote to get their own say. For those who have turned 18, or will be 18 on or before Election Day on Nov. 8 , they need to register to vote by Oct. 11.

There are a few rules you have to follow:

First you have to be 18 years old. And before you can vote you have to register with the board of elections in the county you live in. If you live in Toledo or Lucas County you may register to vote at the county board of elections office on the third floor of One Government Center downtown, on Jackson Street between Huron and Erie streets.

You may also register online at or by mail. And you may register at any state Bureau of Motor Vehicles office.

Once you’re registered, you’ll get a letter in the mail saying that you are an officially registered voter, and you’ll be told the polling location where you may vote. The location varies; it could be a church or an elementary or high school.

On Election Day, you will go to the polls, and vote for the government official you want. You’ll need to take a few things with you: your driver’s license, or another state identification card, or a piece of mail that have your name and address on it. The address must be the one you’re registered at.

It may seem a little ridiculous and unnecessary for all these steps, but in the end when you can go and vote for who you want and hope they win, it might make it worth it.

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